(?), n. 1. The act or process of idealizing.
[1913 Webster]

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.
[1913 Webster]

3. A defense mechanism that splits something one is ambivalent about into two representations -- one good and one bad. [wns=1]
[WordNet 1.5]

4. something that exists only as an idea. [wns=2]
[WordNet 1.5]

5. a protrayal of something as ideal. [wns=3]
Syn. -- glorification.
[WordNet 1.5]


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