noun. 1. in the technique of American psychoanalyst Harry Stack Sullivan, the trend of feelings and outlooks toward another individual stemming from interpersonal relations with them. 2. a figure of speech wherein private or human characteristics are credited to an item or abstraction. 3. an individual viewed as symbolizing or embodying some quality, thing, or concept.
PERSONIFICATION: "Her personification she often applies to objects within the room as meant figuratively."