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overdetermination

[oh-ver-di-tur-muh-ney-shuh n] /ˈoʊ vər dɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃən/
noun, Psychoanalysis.
1.
the concept that a single emotional symptom or event, as a dream or a slip of the tongue, may be caused by more than one factor.
Origin of overdetermination
1915-1920
1915-20; over- + determination, translation of German Überdeterminierung (Freud)
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overdetermination in Medicine

overdetermination o·ver·de·ter·mi·na·tion (ō'vər-dĭ-tûr'mə-nā'shən)
n.
In psychoanalytic theory, the concept that multiple causes collaborate to produce a single behavior, emotion, mental symptom, or dream.

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