transference


transference

transference [trans-fur-uh ns, trans-fer-uh ns] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for transference on Thesaurus.com noun

  1. the act or process of transferring.
  2. the fact of being transferred.
  3. Psychoanalysis.
    1. the shift of emotions, especially those experienced in childhood, from one person or object to another, especially the transfer of feelings about a parent to an analyst.
    2. displacement(def 7).

Origin of transference From the New Latin word trānsferentia, dating back to 1675–85. See transfer, -ence Related formsnon·trans·fer·ence, nounre·trans·fer·ence, noun Related Words for transference affair, use, transaction, force, deal, service, process, work, enterprise, agency, application, procedure, activity, action, effort, trip, exercise, movement, transfer, transition Examples from the Web for transference Historical Examples of transference

  • That scrubby menagerie had not gained in dignity from its transference to canvas walls.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • Step sideward, right, with transference of body weight to the right foot .

    Dramatized Rhythm Plays

    John N. Richards

  • In psychotherapy, the term “transference” is used to denote this relationship.

    A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis

    Melvin Powers

  • It was not in a state to accept calmly the idea of transference to Shepherd’s Bush.

    Somehow Good

    William de Morgan

  • Suddenly, as if by a transference of thought, she voiced what he had in mind.

    The Inside of the Cup, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • British Dictionary definitions for transference transference noun

    1. the act or an instance of transferring or the state of being transferred
    2. psychoanal the redirection of attitudes and emotions towards a substitute, such as towards the analyst during therapy

    Derived Formstransferential (ˌtrænsfəˈrɛnʃəl), adjective Word Origin and History for transference

    1680s; see transfer (v.) + -ence. In psychoanalytical sense it is recorded from 1911, translating German übertragung (Freud).

    transference in Medicine transference [trăns-fûr′əns, trăns′fər-əns] n.

    1. In psychoanalysis, the process by which emotions associated with one person, such as a parent, unconsciously shift to another, especially to the analyst.

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