psychological moment


Definition of psychological moment

: the occasion when the mental atmosphere is most certain to be favorable to the full effect of an action or event

Examples of psychological moment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The day as of ending at 6 p.m. was one in which the wet watched the disposal of stocks to find the psychological moment for his investment in home supply. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Prohibition closed 55 saloons in San Diego 100 years ago today," 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of psychological moment

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Psychological moment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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