Definition of exteriorization in US English:


(British exteriorisation)


  • See exteriorize

    • ‘The solution of the crime is in effect an exteriorisation of inner order.’
    • ‘Freud turns to the mechanism of projection to explain the existence of spirits as an exteriorization of internal mental processes.’
    • ‘Neurosis is never inevitable, because representations come between stimulus and response; representations can be made inoffensive through exteriorization and the work of thought.’
    • ‘Though self-subjection is in this way linked to moral perpetuity within oneself, it requires a partial theoretical exteriorization of the self.’
    • ‘This dramatic exteriorization is experienced by Robert as a rift internal to himself: ‘I generally conceived myself to be two people.’’