latent content

noun Psychoanalysis.

the hidden meaning of a fantasy or dream, discoverable by analysis of the content of the dream.

Nearby words

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Medicine definitions for latent content

latent content


The hidden meaning of a dream, fantasy, or thought that can be revealed through interpretation of its images or through free association in psychoanalysis.

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