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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).

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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A shift in interpretative methods is therefore necessary in order to extricate Indian texts from a pattern of hermeneutic overdetermination that hides the complexity and diversity of Hindu thought by reducing individual concepts to one single denominator and amplifying the hermeneutic significance of a fetish and a fragment.
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"Contradiction and Overdetermination." For Marx, translated by Ben Brewster, Penguin Press, 1969.
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