overdetermined

adjective over·de·ter·mined \ ˌō-vər-di-ˈtər-mənd \

Definition of overdetermined

1 :excessively determined
2 :having more than one determining psychological factor

First Known Use of overdetermined

1917


Medical Dictionary

overdetermined

adjective over·de·ter·mined \ -di-ˈtər-mənd \

medical Definition of overdetermined

:having more than one determining psychological factor :affording an outlet for more than a single wish or need
  • an overdetermined dream symbol

overdetermination

play \-di-ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

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