Pronunciation: (in-kôr"pu-rā'shun), [key]
1. the act of incorporating or the state of being incorporated.
2. the act of forming a legal corporation.
3. Gram.the inclusion of the object or object reference within the inflected verb form, a type of word-formation frequent in American Indian languages.
4. Psychoanal.the adoption of the views or characteristics of others, occurring in children as part of learning and maturation and in adults as a defense mechanism. Cf. introjection.
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