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Meaning of idealization

i•de•al•i•za•tion

Pronunciation: (ī-dē"u-lu-zā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process of idealizing something.
  2. a mental mechanism, operating consciously or unconsciously, in which one person overestimates an admired attribute of another.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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