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Noun1.intellectualisation - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
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"This milestone achievement towards recognition and elevation of indigenous African languages across the SADC region forms part of the greater effort in ensuring development, usage and intellectualisation of our heritage languages," PanSALB chairperson of the Board, Dr David Maahlamela said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Company expedited the promotion of network intelligentisation, service ecologicalisation and operation intellectualisation ("three initiatives" transformation), further enhanced network capabilities, accelerated the breakthrough in five ecospheres capabilities, persisted in enhancement of capabilities in intelligent operations, boosted further enhancement of integrated competitiveness at all-round perspectives.
On the other hand, this is the assessment of an accomplished public leader, a graduate of Princeton and of Harvard Law School, a spouse to a former US president known for his intellectualisation of things, a woman for whom some 40,000 people sought tickets online to see her at a separate event in London, where she was interviewed by the acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
But all the explicit discussion of James and ghosts, of genes and DNA, reflections resumed and repeated in a 20-page appendix that, together with Lahiri's introduction, pads out this fine novella to novel length, will for many readers seem exactly the kind of energy-sapping intellectualisation that Daniele fears is ruining his drawings.
This experiment in the intellectualisation of people has certainly come a long way from where it started in the 1990s with talks and group discussions in a small apartment on University Road that was acquired at a very low cost from one of my colleagues at Dawn, Ghayurul Islam.
But it was the revival and intellectualisation of an indigenous visual art genre of the Igbo, something called uli or uri--depending on which of the 300 odd dialects of the language of this group one speak--that Professor Okeke came to be best known for.

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