other-directed

adjective

oth·​er-di·​rect·​ed ˌə-t͟hər-də-ˈrek-təd How to pronounce other-directed (audio)
-dī-
: directed in thought and action primarily by external norms rather than by one's own scale of values
other-directedness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of other-directed was in 1950

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“Other-directed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/other-directed. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

other-directed

adjective
oth·​er-di·​rect·​ed ˌət͟h-ər-də-ˈrek-təd, -dī- How to pronounce other-directed (audio)
: directed in thought and action primarily by external norms rather than by one's own scale of values compare inner-directed
other-directedness noun

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