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o·ver·de·ter·mi·na·tion

(o'vĕr-dē-ter'min-ā'shŭn),
In psychoanalysis, ascribing the cause of a single behavioral or emotional reaction, mental symptom, or dream to the operation of two or more forces, that is, it is overdetermined (for example, ascribing the nature of an emotional outburst not only to the immediate precipitant but also to a lingering inferiority complex).

overdetermination

/over·de·ter·mi·na·tion/ (-de-ter″mĭ-na´shun) the concept that every dream, disorder, aspect of behavior, or other emotional reaction or symptom has multiple causative factors.

o·ver·de·ter·mi·na·tion

(ō'vĕr-dĕ-tĕr'min-ā'shŭn)
psychoanalysis Ascribing the cause of a single behavioral or emotional reaction, mental symptom, or dream to the operation of two or more forces (e.g., ascribing an emotional outburst not only to the immediate trigger but also to a lingering inferiority complex).

overdetermination

The idea in psychoanalysis that every symptom and dream may have several meanings, being determined by more than a single association.
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This overdetermination may be a good explanation of why it is rare for states not to fall in line.
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These disturbingly overlapped allegories create a powerful sense of overdetermination around the enactment of sexual desire.
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That fact of incompletion or overdetermination assumes the form of a kind of asymmetry that registers at every level of the social domain, including the subjective--thus Lupton's inspired enlistment of the Greek concept of the daemon, that element of the subject that simultaneously is and is beyond the subject.
Nonetheless, the overdetermination of this motif, combined with the polyvalent qualities of the siblings--the Christ-maiden and, as Baxter put it, the 'child becoming a man and regarding himself as a monster' (39)--encourage a reading of this play as an allegory for the destruction of childhood innocence as a result of sexual maturation.
229-31), the epistemological break between the texts of the humanistic Young Marx and the authentically materialist Mature Marx, overdetermination, the structure in dominance, the "pre-given" complex structured whole--emerge as part and parcel of his dissident account of Stalinism and thus also of his call for an authentic de-Stalinization.
The same astonishing degree of overdetermination can be found in the production of avant-garde painter and sculptor Vladimir Tatlin, whose work, oscillating from materialogical servility to rationalist transparency, is deeply archaic and Futurist all at once.