metapsychology

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

Definition of metapsychology

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of metapsychology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1868


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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

  1. :  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

\-ˌsī-kə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play adjective

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