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incorporation

 [in-kor″po-ra´shun]
1. the union of one substance with another, or with others, in a composite mass.
2. an unconscious defense mechanism in which a person figuratively ingests the psychic representation of another person, or parts of another person.

i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion

(ī-den'ti-fi-kā'shŭn),
1. Act or process of determining classification or nature of.
2. A sense of oneness, or psychic continuity with another person or group; one of the freudian defense mechanisms common to everyone, whereby anxiety regarding one's personal identity or worth is dissipated through the mechanism of perceiving oneself as having characteristics in common with a person in the public eye, or in childhood identifying with a more powerful person such as a parent.
Synonym(s): incorporation
[Mediev. L. identicus, fr. L. idem, the same, + facio, to make]

incorporation

/in·cor·po·ra·tion/ (in-kor″por-a´shun)
1. the union of a substance with another, or with others, in a composite mass.
2. a primitive unconscious defense mechanism in which aspects of another person are assimilated into the self.

incorporation

1. the union of one substance with another, or with others, in a composite mass.
2. a legal procedure by which a veterinary practice is turned into a company. Unless the company is run entirely by veterinarians there is the risk that the professional ethic that the good of the patient is paramount may be overcome by a more profit-conscious set of rules. There are many advantages to incorporation in terms of financial security and adequacy of financial return to the veterinarian.
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