Definition of Maximation
1. Noun. The act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position.
Generic synonyms: Increase, Step-up
Derivative terms: Maximise, Maximize
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Literary usage of Maximation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Neurotic Constitution: Outlines of a Comparative Individualistic by Alfred Adler (1917)
"In the case of the neurosis he exaggerates and combats the real obstacles to the maximation of his ego-consciousness or seeks to avoid them by the ..."
2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1920)
"... pressure of his own guiding fiction, striving toward the maximation of his ego-consciousness. With women poets, Poe was seldom, almost never, critical. ..."
3. The Mental Hygiene of Childhood by William Alanson White (1919)
"This instinct for domination, the instinct that leads each individual to try to attain the maximation of his ego, to try to control his environment, ..."
4. Publication of the American Sociological Society by American Sociological Association (1922)
"... maximation; (d) through unfavorable comparison with others in the family circle. The Mechanism of Compensation. In this situation of pressure and unrest ..."
5. Education from a National Standpoint by Alfred Fouillée, William John Greenstreet (1892)
"... maximation is manifest, because a maxim is a generalization which satisfies the thought.* If, then, there is a break in the circle of ideas at any ..."
6. Foundations of Psychiatry by William Alanson White (1911)
"The attempt to attain to the maximation of the ego fails because directed along a false path. The neurosis or psychosis is therefore a constructive creation ..."