transference

noun
trans·​fer·​ence | \ tran(t)s-ˈfər-ən(t)s How to pronounce transference (audio) , ˈtran(t)s-(ˌ)fər- \

Definition of transference

1 : an act, process, or instance of transferring : conveyance, transfer
2 : the redirection of feelings and desires and especially of those unconsciously retained from childhood toward a new object (such as a psychoanalyst conducting therapy)

Other Words from transference

transferential \ ˌtran(t)s-​fə-​ˈren(t)-​shəl How to pronounce transference (audio) \ adjective

Examples of transference in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In removing the reliance on data transference to the cloud, edge devices pose very little risk to consumers’ privacy. Mark Lippett, Forbes, 5 May 2022 The lightning speed of thought transference among them is par with their smooth choreography – a fluvial transition of personal relationships into professional ones. Tanu I. Raj, Billboard, 15 July 2022 There are fights, disagreements, and a ton of psychological transference. Oliver Munday, The Atlantic, 17 June 2022 Trans people’s lost faith in medical systems has led to a greater transference of trust in each other for healthcare recommendations and support. Mailee Osten-tan, Longreads, 8 June 2022 Other paths forward include the transference of debts and service responsibilities to Orange and Osceola counties, where Reedy Creek exists. Colin Lodewick, Fortune, 29 Apr. 2022 Latest reports indicate that the transference is being carried on safely. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Apr. 2022 Since the last conference in 2019, there have been many changes on the climate change and environmental justice front, most notably, the presidential transference from Trump to Biden, and the ensuing re-dedication to preserving our planet. Rayna Reid, Essence, 19 Apr. 2022 Nevertheless, some form of transference did take place. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of transference

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Jul 2022

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“Transference.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transference. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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transference

noun
trans·​fer·​ence | \ tran(t)s-ˈfər-ən(t)s How to pronounce transference (audio) , ˈtran(t)s-(ˌ) How to pronounce transference (audio) \

Medical Definition of transference

: the redirection of feelings and desires and especially of those unconsciously retained from childhood toward a new object (as a psychoanalyst conducting therapy)

transference

noun
trans·​fer·​ence | \ trans-ˈfər-əns, ˈtrans-ˌfər- How to pronounce transference (audio) \

Legal Definition of transference

: an act, process, or instance of transferring

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