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psyche

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noun psy·che \ˈsī-kē\

Simple Definition of psyche

  • : the soul, mind, or personality of a person or group

Full Definition of psyche

  1. 1 capitalized :  a princess loved by Cupid

  2. 2 [Greek psychē] a :  soul, personality <the nation's consumer psyche — D. J. Kevles> b :  mind 2

Examples of psyche

  1. some hidden corner within your psyche

  2. <disturbing, enigmatic paintings that seem to embody the psyche of this brilliant but troubled artist>



Origin of psyche

Latin, from Greek psychē soul


First Known Use: 1590


Medical Dictionary

psyche

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noun psy·che \ˈsī-(ˌ)kē\

Medical Definition of psyche

  1. :  the specialized cognitive, conative, and affective aspects of a psychosomatic unity :  mind; specifically :  the totality of the id, ego, and superego including both conscious and unconscious components






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