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[ad-ler; for 1–3 also ahd-ler]
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  1. Alfred,1870–1937, Austrian psychiatrist and psychologist.
  2. Cyrus,1863–1940, U.S. religious leader and Jewish scholar.
  3. Felix,1851–1933, U.S. educator, reformer, and writer.
  4. Kurt (Herbert),1905–77, U.S. orchestra conductor, born in Austria.
  5. Lawrence CecilLarry, 1914–2001, U.S. harmonica player.
  6. Mortimer (Jerome),1902–91, U.S. philosopher, educator, and author.
  7. Peter Hermann,1899–1990, U.S. orchestra conductor, born in Austria-Hungary.
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  1. (German ˈaːdlər) Alfred (ˈalfreːt). 1870–1937, Austrian psychiatrist, noted for his descriptions of overcompensation and inferiority feelings
  2. (ˈædlə) Larry, full name Lawrence Cecil Adler. 1914–2001, US harmonica player
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adler in Medicine


(ädlər, ăd-)
  1. Austrian psychiatrist. He rejected Sigmund Freud's emphasis on sexuality and theorized that neurotic behavior is an overcompensation for feelings of inferiority.
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