The representation of natural objects, scenes, etc., in such a way as to show their most important characteristics; the study of the ideal.
A defense mechanism that splits something one is ambivalent about into two representations -- one good and one bad.
something that exists only as an idea.
a protrayal of something as ideal.
the act of creating the perfect form of something
a portrayal of something as ideal; "the idealization of rural life was very misleading"
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad