transference


trans·fer·ence

noun \tran(t)s-ˈfər-ən(t)s, ˈtran(t)s-(ˌ)\

: 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
:  an act, process, or instance of transferring :  conveyance, transfer
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 \ˌtran(t)s-fə-ˈren(t)-shəl\ adjective

First Known Use of TRANSFERENCE

1681

trans·fer·ence

noun \tran(t)s-ˈfər-ən(t)s, ˈtran(t)s-(ˌ)\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSFERENCE

: 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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