Idealization

Definition of Idealization

I`de`al`i`za´tion
n.1.The act or process of idealizing.
2.(Fine Arts) The representation of natural objects, scenes, etc., in such a way as to show their most important characteristics; the study of the ideal.
3.A defense mechanism that splits something one is ambivalent about into two representations - one good and one bad.
4.something that exists only as an idea.
5.a protrayal of something as ideal.

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