n. delusion of insane person that he is another, generally famous, person.

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  • Appersonation — Appersonation,   bei Psychosen auftretende Überzeugung, gewisse oder sämtliche Eigenschaften eines anderen Menschen zu besitzen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • appersonation — /a perr seuh nay sheuhn, euh perr /, n. Psychiatry. the unconscious assumption of the personality characteristics of another, usually well known, person. Also, appersonification /ap euhr son euh fi kay sheuhn/. [1930 35; AP 1 + PERSONATION,… …   Universalium

  • appersonation — ap·per·son·a·tion (.)a .pərs ən ā shən, ə n the incorporation of characteristics of external objects or persons through a process of identification with them * * * ap·per·son·a·tion (ə pur″so naґshən) appersonification …   Medical dictionary

  • appersonation — n. illusion that one has taken on another person s identity (Psychiatry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • appersonation — ap·per·son·a·tion …   English syllables

  • appersonation — (ˌ)aˌpərsənˈāshən, əˌp noun ( s) Etymology: ad + personation; part translation of German appersonierung : the incorporation of characteristics of external objects or persons through a process of ego extension * * * /a perr seuh nay sheuhn, euh… …   Useful english dictionary

  • appersonation, appersonification — A delusion in which one assumes the character of another person …   Medical dictionary

  • appersonate — aˈpərsənˌāt, əˈ transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: back formation from appersonation : to subject to appersonation …   Useful english dictionary

  • ad- — prefix (also a before sc, sp, st, ac before c, k, q, af before f, ag before g, al before l, an before n, ap before p, ar before r, as before s, at before t) 1 with the sense of motion or direction to, reduction or change into, addition, adherence …   Useful english dictionary

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