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TRANSFERENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does transference mean? 

TRANSFERENCE (noun)
  The noun TRANSFERENCE has 3 senses:

1. (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
2. transferring ownership
3. the act of transfering something from one form to another

  Familiarity information: TRANSFERENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSFERENCE (noun)


Sense 1transference [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("transference" is a kind of...):

displacement ((psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one)

Domain category:

analysis; depth psychology; psychoanalysis (a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transference"):

countertransference (the psychoanalyst's displacement of emotion onto the patient or more generally the psychoanalyst's emotional involvement in the therapeutic interaction)


Sense 2transference [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transferring ownership

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

transference; transfer

Hypernyms ("transference" is a kind of...):

dealing; dealings; transaction (the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transference"):

alienation ((law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another)

conveyance; conveyance of title; conveyancing; conveying (act of transferring property title from one person to another)

quitclaim (act of transferring a title or right or claim to another)

lease-lend; lend-lease (the transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common cause)

secularisation; secularization (transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession)


Sense 3transference [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of transfering something from one form to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

transfer; transference

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("transference" is a kind of...):

change of state (the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics)


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