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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.”
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parapraxis

(păr′ə-prăk′sĭs)
n. pl. para·praxes (-prăk′sēz)
A minor error, such as a slip of the tongue, thought to reveal a repressed motive.
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