Definition of alter-egotism in English:

alter-egotism

noun

  • The identification of others with oneself; specifically (in later use) = alter-egoism .

Pronunciation

alter-egotism

/ˌaltə(r)ˈɛɡətɪz(ə)m/ /ˌɔːltə(r)ˈɛɡətɪz(ə)m/ /ˌɒltə(r)ˈɛɡətɪz(ə)m/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Frederick Olmsted (1822–1903). From alter ego + -ism, with insertion of t after egotism.