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1. Any plastic operation which utilizes alloplastic materials.
2. The process of adapting by changing the environment rather than by changing oneself.
3. A plastic operation in which material from outside the human body is utilized; such as, stainless steel.
4. In psychoanalysis, the process whereby the libido of the growing individual directs its energies away from oneself and toward other individuals and objects as when acting out.
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