[aw-toh-suh g-jes-chuh n, -suh-]
suggestion arising from oneself, as the repetition of verbal messages as a means of changing behavior.
Related formsau·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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Related Words for autosuggestionthought
Examples from the Web for autosuggestion
Historical Examples of autosuggestion
The thought of crime now becomes a sort of obsession or rather an autosuggestion.
Its connection with the phenomena of autosuggestion is very clear.
It is at this point that the ordinary book on autosuggestion breaks down—so far as any practical usefulness is concerned.
Then the autosuggestion "bobs up," common sense is side-tracked, we toss and worry—and of course stay awake.
His story illustrates the power of an autosuggestion and the disastrous effect of attention to a physiological function.
British Dictionary definitions for autosuggestion
Derived Formsautosuggestive, adjective
a process of suggestion in which the person unconsciously supplies or consciously attempts to supply the means of influencing his own behaviour or beliefs
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Word Origin and History for autosuggestion
also auto-suggestion, 1879, a hybrid from auto- + suggestion. The idea, and probably the model for the word, originally from French.
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autosuggestion in Medicine
Related formsau′to•sug•gest′ v.au′to•sug•gest′i•bil′i•ty (-ə-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.au′to•sug•gest′i•ble adj.au′to•sug•ges′tive (-tĭv) adj.
The dwelling upon an idea, thought, or concept, thereby inducing some change in the mental or bodily functions.
The process by which a person induces self-acceptance of an opinion, belief, or plan of action.
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