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psychological

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

: of or relating to the mind

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

Full Definition of PSYCHOLOGICAL

1
a :  of or relating to psychology
b :  mental
2
:  directed toward the will or toward the mind specifically in its conative function <psychological warfare>
psy·cho·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of PSYCHOLOGICAL

psy·cho·log·i·cal also psy·cho·log·ic \-jik\
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Examples of PSYCHOLOGICAL

  1. a psychological rather than a physical condition
  2. <suffered from psychological disorders all of his life>

First Known Use of PSYCHOLOGICAL

circa 1688

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal
PSYCHOLOGICALLY Defined for Kids

psychological

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

Definition of PSYCHOLOGICAL for Kids

:  of or relating to psychology or the mind <psychological research> <psychological distress>
Medical Dictionary

psychological

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

Medical Definition of PSYCHOLOGICAL

1
a :  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
:  relating to, concerned with, deriving from, or used in psychology <psychological research> <psychological tests> <a psychological clinic>
psy·cho·log·i·cal·ly \-ē\ adverb

Variants of PSYCHOLOGICAL

psy·cho·log·i·cal also psy·cho·log·ic \-ik\

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