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Pronunciation: kon'kret-i-za'shun

Definition: Inability to abstract with an overemphasis on specific details; seen in mental disorders, such as dementia and schizophrenia, and also normally in children.

[L. con-cresco, pp. -cretus, to grow together, harden]

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