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freudian

 [froi´de-an]
1. pertaining to Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis or his psychological theories and method of psychotherapy (psychoanalytic theory and technique).
2. an adherent or user of freudian theory or methods.

freud·i·an

(froyd'ē-ăn),
Relating to or described by the Viennese psychiatrist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939).

freudian

/freud·i·an/ (froi´de-in)
1. pertaining to Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, or his psychological theories and method of psychotherapy (psychoanalytic theory and technique).
2. an adherent or user of freudian theory or methods.

Freudian

(froi′dē-ən)
adj.
Relating to or being in accordance with the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud.
n.
A person who accepts the basic tenets of the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud, especially a psychiatrist or psychologist who applies Freudian theory and method in conducting psychotherapy.

Freud′i·an·ism n.

freudian

[froi′dē·ən]
Etymology: Sigmund Freud
1 adj, pertaining to Sigmund Freud; his theories and doctrines, which stress the formative years of childhood as the basis for later psychoneurotic disorders, primarily through the unconscious repression of instinctual drives and sexual desires; and his system of psychoanalysis, based on free association and dream analysis, for treating such disturbances.
2 adj, pertaining to anything that is easily interpreted according to the theories of Freud or in psychoanalytic terms.
3 adj, pertaining to the school of psychiatry based on Freud's teachings.
4 n, one who adheres to Freud's school of psychiatry. See also psychoanalysis.

freud·i·an

(froyd'ē-ăn)
Relating to or described by the Viennese psychiatrist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939).

Freud,

Sigmund, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, 1856-1939, founder of psychoanalysis.
Freud theory - a comprehensive theory of how personality is formed and develops in normal and emotionally disturbed individuals.
freudian - relating to or described by Freud.
freudian fixation
freudian psychoanalysis - the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy as developed by Freud.
freudian slip - a mistake in speech or deed which presumably suggests some underlying motive, often sexual or aggressive in nature.
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