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coping mechanism

noun, Psychology.
an adaptation to environmental stress that is based on conscious or unconscious choice and that enhances control over behavior or gives psychological comfort.
Compare defense mechanism (def 2). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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