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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of moving something from one form to another; Handing over ownership; (psychoanalysis) the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another.

Usage examples (35)
  • Freudians would call it "transference"; whatever the case, Plath fell in love with her doctor.
  • Here's another trait of the GOP: They constantly accuse their opponents of their own bad behavior (psychologists call it "transference").
  • This process can be particularly challenging when the patient's transference is eroticized.
  • These perceptions and the reactions to them, which may provide fertile ground for understanding a patient’s past, are what we call transference. for more
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