pygmalionism


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pyg·mal·ion·ism

(pig-māl'yŏn-izm),
Rarely used term for the state of being in love with an object of one's own creation.
[Pygmalion, G. myth. char.]
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Sexuoerotism evoked by a statue, doll or mannequin or object, which contrasts to the use of a mannequin as a surrogate for a real person
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pygmalionism

(pĭg-mā′lē-ŏn-ĭzm) [named for Pygmalion, a sculptor and king in Gr. mythology, who fell in love with a figure he carved]
The psychopathic condition of falling in love with one's own creation.
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Pygmalion,

Greek mythological character.
Pygmalion effect - self-fulfilling prophesy. Synonym(s): Rosenthal effect
pygmalionism - rarely used term for the state of being in love with an object of one's own creation.
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