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Definition 1: a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult - [noun denoting communication]

(acting out is a kind of ...) an unrestrained expression of emotion

Definition 2: (psychiatry) the display of previously inhibited emotions (often in actions rather than words); considered to be healthy and therapeutic - [noun denoting communication]

(acting out is a kind of ...) exhibiting openly in public view

"a display of courage"

(acting out belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

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