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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 I·de·al·i·za·tion n.
 1. The act or process of idealizing.
 2. Fine Arts The representation of natural objects, scenes, etc., in such a way as to show their most important characteristics; the study of the ideal.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a portrayal of something as ideal; "the idealization of
           rural life was very misleading" [syn: idealisation, glorification]
      2: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you
         are ambivalent about into two representations--one good
         and one bad [syn: idealisation]
      3: something that exists only as an idea [syn: idealisation]