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psychological

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adjective psy·cho·log·i·cal \ˌsī-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\

Simple Definition of psychological

  • : of or relating to the mind

  • : of or relating to the study of the mind : of or relating to psychology

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of psychological

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to psychology b :  mental

  2. 2 :  directed toward the will or toward the mind specifically in its conative function <psychological warfare>

psychologically

play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of psychological in a sentence

  1. a psychological rather than a physical condition

  2. <suffered from psychological disorders all of his life>



Circa 1688

First Known Use of psychological

circa 1688

Variants of psychological

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psychologic

play \-jik\


PSYCHOLOGICAL Defined for Kids

psychological

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adjective psy·cho·log·i·cal \ˌsī-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\

Definition of psychological for Students

  1. :  of or relating to psychology or the mind <psychological research> <psychological distress>




Medical Dictionary

psychological

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adjective psy·cho·log·i·cal \ˌsī-kə-ˈläj-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of psychological

  1. 1a:  relating to, characteristic of, directed toward, influencing, arising in, or acting through the mind especially in its affective or cognitive functions <psychological phenomena> <the psychological aspects of a problem>b:  directed toward the will or toward the mind specifically in its conative function <psychological warfare>

  2. 2:  relating to, concerned with, deriving from, or used in psychology <psychological research> <psychological tests> <a psychological clinic>

psychologically

\-ē\ adverb


Variants of psychological

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psychologic

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