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perversion

 [per-ver´zhun]
1. deviation from the normal course; a morbid alteration of function which may occur in emotional, intellectual, or volitional fields.
sexual perversion sexual deviation.

per·ver·sion

(per-ver'zhŭn), Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
A deviation from the norm, especially concerning sexual interests or behavior.
[L. perversio, fr. per-verto, pp. -versus, to turn about]

perversion

/per·ver·sion/ (per-ver´zhun)
1. deviation from the normal course.
2. sexual perversion; see under deviation.

perversion

[pərvur′shən]
Etymology: L, pervertere, to turn about
1 any deviation from what is considered normal or natural.
2 the act of causing a change from what is normal or natural.
3
Usage notes: (informal)
(in psychiatry) any of a number of sexual practices that deviate from what is considered normal adult behavior. See also paraphilia.

perversion

(1) Paraphilia (sexual deviancy), see there.  
(2) A nonspecific term for any deviation from a norm.

per·ver·sion

(pĕr-ver'zhŭn) Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
A deviation from the norm, especially concerning sexual interests or behavior.
[L. perversio, fr. per-verto, pp. -versus, to turn about]
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Thus perversion in adulthood is an untransformed and recalcitrant version of infantile sexuality.
Finally, I would like to conclude with some examples of the ways that theorizing perversion can continue to expand our understanding of the cultural reach of texts for young people, as well as the complexity of engagement at the interface between children's literature and its readers.
En este trabajo tomaremos la homosexualidad femenina como hilo conductor de un debate, en sentido amplio, acerca de la perversion; y, a su vez, buscaremos delimitar la especificidad perversa de la homosexualidad femenina, esto es, que la distinguiria de una homosexualidad neurotica, o bien de otras formas de perversion.
This behavior demonstrates the presence of double moral and perversion for two main reasons: 1) in part, society impulses to a manipulation of ethical order, 2), that action entails other terrible consequence; if neighbor does not follow the rules, also I will do the same expecting other changes its own behavior instead of me; since this never occurs (the paradox of common), citizens will denounce the other's misconduct but will not assume their proper faults.
Perversions on Parade; Brazilian Literature of Transgression and Postmodern Anti-Aesthetics in Glauco Mattoso.
Perversion, never an isolated fact, is the premature growth of a single sexual component, and must be understood in relationship to the child's incestuous object-love, with its Oedipus complex.
One of the most telling points Downing makes is that psychoanalytic work on this topic has regularly identified necrophilia as an extreme perversion without actually exploring it.
El lenguaje, que es una herramienta de claridad, sufre de perversion en todos los ambitos.
It's one thing to listen respectfully to the quavery tones of our architectural heroes but it's a perversion of the functions of the Web to use it to broadcast hours of earnest waffle.
If we don't "follow the instructions", the results aren't likely to be what they should - at best a distortion or at worst a total perversion of the beautiful thing that was intended.
The Perversion of Knowledge: The True Story of Soviet Science.
But we may be missing an opportunity to probe deeper into a perversion of government power without precedent in our history.