metapsychology

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noun meta·psy·chol·o·gy \ -sī-ˈkä-lə-jē \

Definition of metapsychology

:speculative psychology concerned with postulating the structure (such as the ego and id) and processes (such as cathexis) of the mind which usually cannot be demonstrated objectively

metapsychological

play \-ˌsī-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

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metapsychology

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noun meta·psy·chol·o·gy \ ˌmet-ə-sī-ˈkäl-ə-jē \

medical Definition of metapsychology

plural metapsychologies
:speculative psychology concerned with postulating the mind's structure (as the ego and id) and processes (as cathexis) which usually cannot be demonstrated objectively

metapsychological

play \-ˌsī-kə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective

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