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free association

noun

Medical Definition of free association

  1. 1a:  the expression (as by speaking or writing) of the content of consciousness without censorship as an aid in gaining access to unconscious processes especially in psychoanalysisb:  the reporting of the first thought that comes to mind in response to a given stimulus (as a word)

  2. 2:  an idea or image elicited by free association

  3. 3:  a method using free association




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