horme

[ hawr-mee ]
/ ˈhɔr mi /

noun Psychology.

activity directed toward a goal; purposive effort.

Origin of horme

First recorded in 1910–15, horme is from the Greek word hormḗ impetus, impulse

Related forms

hor·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hormic

horme

/ (ˈhɔːmɪ) /

noun

(in the psychology of C. G. Jung) fundamental vital energy

Derived Forms

hormic, adjective

Word Origin for horme

C20: from Greek hormē impulse
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