[ aw-toh-suh g-jes-chuh n, -suh- ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ səgˈdʒɛs tʃən, -sə- /
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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Examples from the Web for autosuggestion
By autosuggestion the stronger minds produce ideas which when set afloat pass by suggestion from mind to mind.
Amazed at the results obtained by the autosuggestion which you made known to me, I thank you with all my heart.
His story illustrates the power of an autosuggestion and the disastrous effect of attention to a physiological function.
I am now going to show you how everyone can profit by the beneficent action of autosuggestion consciously applied.
British Dictionary definitions for autosuggestion
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 Formsautosuggestive, adjective
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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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Medicine definitions for autosuggestion
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.
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.
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