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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.

Patient discussion about ideal

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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Then A is an ideal of X if and only if (y * x) * z [member of] A and y * z [not member of] A imply x [not member of] A for all x, y, z [member of] X.
Let P be a semigroup (without idempotent), generated by its element (a), T an ideal of P if T is Prime Then clearly.
more frequently as the ideal man than males did (10% vs.
ii) There exists a proper ideal J such that T(J) = C(Y).
With its compact foot print, and office-friendly set-up and maintenance, the IDEAL / Contex ZPrinter 450 has been designed to be a superior way to communicate the look, feel and style of architectural and engineering designs, landscapes and more.
evidenced the attributes of an ideal organization--strong communication, commitment, and collaboration.
21) Christmas was an opportunity to actualize the burgerliche ideology, to live in the ideal.
CRITICAL THINKING/DISCUSSION: A major focus of the article is the contest between protecting America's strategic interests in the Middle East and projecting American ideals in the region.
Who does Corporation Ideal turn to in order to validate its transactions once the validation source is gone?
The Intel LXT9880AGE is an eight-port, 10/100Mbps Ethernet repeater ideal for backplane applications in telecommunications equipment where shared information and extended temperature range are required.
Academic Press has announced that universities, research centers, and teaching hospitals located in low-income countries can now gain reduced-rate access to IDEAL, the online resource library for researchers in science, technology, and medicine (STM).