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autosuggestion

[ aw-toh-suhg-jes-chuhn, -suh- ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ səgˈdʒɛs tʃən, -sə- /
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noun Psychology.
suggestion arising from oneself, as the repetition of verbal messages as a means of changing behavior.
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Origin of autosuggestion

First recorded in 1885–90; auto-1 + suggestion

OTHER WORDS FROM autosuggestion

au·to·sug·gest·i·ble, adjectiveau·to·sug·gest·i·bil·i·ty, nounau·to·sug·ges·tion·ist, nounau·to·sug·ges·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for autosuggestion

autosuggestion
/ (ˌɔːtəʊsəˈdʒɛstʃən) /

noun
a process of suggestion in which the person unconsciously supplies or consciously attempts to supply the means of influencing his own behaviour or beliefs

Derived forms of autosuggestion

autosuggestive, adjective
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