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a pattern or concept of perfection.
ego ideal the component of the superego containing the internalized image of what one desires to become, which the ego strives to attain. It is formed through conscious or unconscious identification with a person who plays a significant role or has a place of esteem in the life of the developing child, or through emulation of such a person.


A standard of perfection.


/ide·al/ (i-de´il) a pattern or concept of perfection.
ego ideal  the component of the superego comprising the standard of perfection unconsciously created by a person for himself.


Cardiology A clinical trial–Incremental Decrease in Endpoints through Aggressive Lipid Lowering Psychology See Ego ideal.


A standard of perfection.


n in the treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction, a clinical classification of a postural pattern in which the minimum adaptive load is shifted to a different area.

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Q. When should I stop? As part of my efforts to lose weight, I worked a lot about accepting myself – that less-than-perfect body is also an acceptable option. And now, after losing weight but not reaching my ideal weight, I have these doubts- Should I continue my efforts to lose weight, although I feel good about my self? What do you think?

A. I truly believe that if you are happy with your weight loss, even though you say you have not reached your ideal weight or goal, be proud of who you are and what you have acomplished. There is no such thing as the perfect body image, at least not as far as i'm concerned. I feel that you have to love yourself for what's on the inside because the outside always changes (i.e. age, loss of hair, teeth, etc...) I had gastric bypass in 2005 and lost 90 lbs. I still have not reached my goal of 125-127 lbs. where I used to be 10 years ago, but I love "who" I am today. I am 140 lbs. of fantastic and some days I look at me and feel different but feel blessed that I am healthy and alive...Hope this helps

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n]) be the n-number of neutrosophic quasi ideals of neutrosophic quasi-ideals of N (S) and assume that their intersection is not empty then
We explore the relationship between fuzzy ideals and ideals in the coresiduated lattice as well.
Obviously every one-sided ideal of S is a quasi-ideal every quasi-ideal is a bi-ideal and every bi-ideal is a generalized bi-ideal.
A subset M of N is called weakly m-system if M [intersection] A [not equal to] [empty set] and M [intersection] B [not equal to] [empty set] for any ideals A, B of N, then either AB [intersection] M [not equal to] [empty set] or AB = 0.
j] : j [member of] J} be a family of ideals of a binary algebra X.
Conversely let A, B be ideals of P, AB [subset or equal to] T Then AB [intersection] BA [subset or equal to] AB [subset or equal to] T, Hence A [subset or equal to] T or B [subset or equal to] T
4) T maps maximal ideals of C(X) into maximal ideals of C(Y).
The images presented to children in their toys were reified burgerliche ideals and values.
Ask one to support this statement: "America's dependence on oil requires that it sometimes must abandon its ideals and work with dictators to gain access to this vital resource.
In his hands was a particularly clear example of Icon's inspiration as a promotion of how readers might pursue masculine ideals built on well-rounded self-improvement rather than the one-dimensional pursuit of hypermasculine power fantasies.
Camp is an ideal setting for children to test values and incorporate them into their lives.
But during the Reagan-Bush era, much of the public also became disenchanted with liberal political ideals as well.