[ klahy-nee-uhn ]
/ ˈklaɪ ni ən /
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referring to the theories formulated by Austrian child psychiatrist Melanie Klein (1882–1960).
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Origin of Kleinian
1950–55; Klein + -ian
Words nearby Kleinian
Kleiber, Klein, Klein bottle, Kleine-Levin syndrome, kleinhuisie, Kleinian, Kleist, Klemperer, Kleopatra, klepht, klepto
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