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alter ego

A alter ego can firstly be a person with whom someone feels so closely connected or so strongly identifies that the personalities of both persons seem to merge from a subjective perspective and can thus complement each other.

Second, one can alter ego be an artificially created counterpart of a real person, an artificial figure with reference to a real person. This could be a literary character, a comic book character, a character in a video game, or a movie character.

The term is of Latin origin and is made up of the words Age (the other) and ego (I).


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Phonetic transcription (IPA): [ˈAltɐ ˈeːɡo]

Usage examples

He's my best friend, mine alter ego. We have been inseparable since childhood.

For many video games, one must first alter ego be created before you can jump into the game with it.

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