parapraxia


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parapraxis

 [par″ah-prak´sis] (pl. paraprax´es.)
a lapse of memory or mental error, such as a slip of the tongue or misplacement of an object, which, in psychoanalytic theory, is due to unconscious associations and motives; commonly called a “freudian slip.”

par·a·prax·i·a

(par'ă-prak'sē-ă),
A condition analogous to paraphasia and paragraphia in which there is a defective performance of purposive acts; for example, slips of the tongue, or mislaying of objects.
[para- + G. praxis, a doing]

parapraxia

[-prak′sē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, para + praxis, doing
1 the abnormal performance of purposive actions, such as performance of one movement occurring in place of another intended movement.
2 forgetfulness with a tendency to misplace things.

par·a·prax·i·a

(par'ă-prak'sē-ă)
A condition analogous to paraphasia and paragraphia in which there is a defective performance of purposive acts (e.g., slips of the tongue, or mislaying of objects).
[para- + G. praxis, a doing]