[ oh-ver-di-tur-muh-ney-shuhn ]

  1. the concept that a single emotional symptom or event, as a dream or a slip of the tongue, may be caused by more than one factor.

Origin of overdetermination

1915–20; over- + determination, translation of German Überdeterminierung (Freud)

Words Nearby overdetermination

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How to use overdetermination in a sentence

  • The influence of the moon in this moon affectivity is very little known, especially in its psychic overdetermination.

    Sleep Walking and Moon Walking | Isidor Isaak Sadger