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undoing

 [un-doo´ing]
a defense mechanism aimed at negating or atoning for some disapproved act or impulse by performing an action that is somehow opposite to that feared; most commonly seen in the rituals accompanying obsessive-compulsive disorder.

un·do·ing

(ŭn-dū'ing),
In psychology and psychiatry, an unconscious defense mechanism by which one symbolically acts out in reverse some earlier unacceptable behavior.

undoing

[undo̅o̅′ing]
Etymology: ME, un + AS, don
the performance of a specific action that is intended to negate in part a previous action or communication. According to some psychologists, undoing is related to the magical thinking of childhood. For example, a spouse brings home flowers after having a lunchtime affair with another person.
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That's why we came up with UNDO Laces," says Can Ozinci, Co-Founder of UNDO Labs .
Other changes include an undo button that allows users to bring back the accidently deleted mails.
Tallinn, who is also connected to Cambridge via the Artificial Intelligence (AI) watching station, the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, said the Undo team and software impressed him, which he wished he could have used when he was creating software.
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He praised the decision by the Fed and Treasury Department and said it would give lawmakers "a chance to act in an unhurried manner on my legislation to undo this regulatory excess by the Bush administration and to undo this ill-advised law.
Thus, it appears that, even though the regulations treat the distributed interest as having been acquired on the date the qualified trust acquired such interest, there will be no retroactive application that could either cause or undo an ownership shift or change on those prior testing dates.
Fixit") of the "Leonard Lopate Show" will make us laugh and cry as he provides examples of renovation mistakes that never should happen but do and discusses what can be done to undo or minimize such damage.
With new preoccupations that seek to disfigure the prism, undo formalities and make buildings disappear, built on a thorough understanding of his home city where the majority of his work has been carried out, no longer does the rotundity of the object prevail.
Now it may be helping to undo some of the sweeping restrictions such bans have imposed on state governments across the country.
Federico Carreras, 25, waits in line to undo his Italian-born grandparents' courageous transatlantic journey at the turn of the 20th century.
XP has a tool, Device Driver Roll Back, that will undo the update.