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English noun: transference

1. transference (cognition) (psychoanalysis) the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another; during psychoanalysis the displacement of feelings toward others (usually the parents) is onto the analyst

Broader (hypernym)displacement

Narrower (hyponym)countertransference

Domain categoryanalysis, depth psychology, psychoanalysis

2. transference (act) transferring ownership


Broader (hypernym)dealing, dealings, transaction

Narrower (hyponym)alienation, conveyance, conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying, lease-lend, lend-lease, quitclaim, secularisation, secularization

3. transference (act) the act of transfering something from one form to another

SamplesThe transfer of the music from record to tape suppressed much of the background noise.


Broader (hypernym)change of state

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