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free association


free association

noun

Definition of FREE ASSOCIATION

1
a :  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 psychoanalysis b :  the reporting of the first thought that comes to mind in response to a given stimulus (as a word)
2
:  an idea or image elicited by free association
3
:  a method using free association
March 05, 2015
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