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overcompensation

 [o″ver-kom″pen-sa´shun]
conscious or unconscious exaggerated correction for a real or imagined physical or psychological deficiency.

o·ver·com·pen·sa·tion

(ō'vĕr-kom'pen-sā'shŭn),
1. An exaggeration of personal capacity by which one overcomes a real or imagined inferiority.
2. The process in which a psychological deficiency inspires exaggerated correction.

overcompensation

/over·com·pen·sa·tion/ (o″ver-kom″pen-sa´shun) exaggerated correction of a real or imagined physical or psychologic defect.

overcompensation

(ō′vər-kŏm′pən-sā′shən)
n.
Excessive compensation, especially the exertion of effort in excess of that needed to compensate for a physical or psychological characteristic or defect.

overcompensation

[-kom′pənsā′shən]
Etymology: AS, ofer + L, compensare, to weigh together
an exaggerated attempt to overcome a real or imagined physical or psychological deficit. The attempt may be conscious or unconscious. See also compensation.

overcompensation

Psychiatry A conscious/subconscious process in which a real/imagined physical/psychologic deficit generates an exaggerated correction

o·ver·com·pen·sa·tion

(ō'vĕr-kom'pĕn-sā'shŭn)
1. An exaggeration of personal capacity by which one overcomes a real or imagined inferiority.
2. The process in which a psychologic deficiency inspires exaggerated correction.
See: compensation
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