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extroversion

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extroversion (usually uncountable, plural extroversions)

  1. (psychology) Concern with or an orientation toward others or what is outside oneself; behavior expressing such an orientation; the definitive characteristic of an extrovert.
    • 1999, Ben Brantley, "‘The Dead’: a Musical That Dares to be Quiet," New York Times, 29 Oct.:
      In a genre characterized by brassy extroversion, The Dead is a quiet revolutionary: a musical that dares to be diffident.
  2. The condition of being extrorse, or turned wrong side out.
    extroversion of the bladder
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dunglison to this entry?)

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  • (concern with or an orientation toward others): sociability

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  • (concern with or an orientation toward others): introversion

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