transference

noun trans·fer·ence \ tran(t)s-ˈfər-ən(t)s , ˈtran(t)s-(ˌ) \
Updated on: 15 May 2018
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)

transferential

play \ˌtran(t)s-fə-ˈren(t)-shəl\ adjective

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First Known Use of transference

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TRANSFERENCE Defined for English Language Learners

transference

  • : the act of moving something from one place to another

  • psychology : a process by which the feelings that you had for someone (such as a parent) when you were a child become directed to someone else (such as a psychoanalyst)


Medical Dictionary

transference

noun trans·fer·ence \ tran(t)s-ˈfər-ən(t)s , ˈtran(t)s-(ˌ) \
: the redirection of feelings and desires and especially of those unconsciously retained from childhood toward a new object (as a psychoanalyst conducting therapy)

Law Dictionary

transference

noun trans·fer·ence \ trans-ˈfər-əns, ˈtrans-ˌfər- \
: an act, process, or instance of transferring


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