noun. In a place of being lost in one's thoughts and self-absorbed, that spans from temporary absent-mindedness to an indication of schizophrenia wherein the person excludes their self from exterior reality and directs their self inward upon the self. Commonly referred to as with thought.

PREOCCUPATION: "The child's preoccupation with her own feces is not a healthy habit, and should be discouraged."
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