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  Dictionary Definition of ego

ego
noun ( plural egos )

1. the 'I' or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought.
2. ( often cap. ) Philosophy the enduring and conscious element which knows experience.
3. Psychoanalysis that part of the psychic apparatus which experiences the outside world and reacts to it, thus mediating between the primitive drives of the id and the demands of the social and physical environment.
4. Colloquial conceit; egotism: He has a super ego, but at the same time, he is very endearing. -- ADVERTISER, 1990.
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