[ oh-ver-di-tur-muh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˈoʊ vər dɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃən /
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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.
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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
Medical definitions for overdetermination
[ ō′vər-dĭ-tûr′mə-nā′shən ]
In psychoanalytic theory, the concept that multiple causes collaborate to produce a single behavior, emotion, mental symptom, or dream.
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