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transference

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noun trans·fer·ence \tran(t)s-ˈfər-ən(t)s, ˈtran(t)s-(ˌ)\

Simple Definition of transference

  • : the act of moving something from one place to another

  • psychology : a process by which the feelings that you had for someone (such as a parent) when you were a child become directed to someone else (such as a psychoanalyst)

Full Definition of transference

  1. 1 :  an act, process, or instance of transferring :  conveyance, transfer

  2. 2 :  the redirection of feelings and desires and especially of those unconsciously retained from childhood toward a new object (as a psychoanalyst conducting therapy)

trans·fer·en·tial play \ˌtran(t)s-fə-ˈren(t)-shəl\ adjective

1681

First Known Use of transference

1681


Medical Dictionary

transference

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noun trans·fer·ence \tran(t)s-ˈfər-ən(t)s, ˈtran(t)s-(ˌ)\

Medical Definition of transference

  1. :  the redirection of feelings and desires and especially of those unconsciously retained from childhood toward a new object (as a psychoanalyst conducting therapy)





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