collective unconscious

noun

Definition of collective unconscious

  1. :  the inherited part of the unconscious that especially in the psychoanalytic theory of C. G. Jung occurs in and is shared by all the members of a people or race

First Known Use of collective unconscious

1917


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noun col·lec·tive unconscious \kə-ˈlek-tiv-\

Medical Definition of collective unconscious

  1. :  the genetically determined part of the unconscious that especially in the psychoanalytic theory of C. G. Jung occurs in all the members of a people or race


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