Lacan

biographical name
La·​can | \ lä-ˈkäⁿ How to pronounce Lacan (audio) \

Definition of Lacan

Jacques-Marie-Émile 1901–1981 French psychoanalyst

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Lacanian \ lə-​ˈkā-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Lacan (audio) \ adjective

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“Lacan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lacan. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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