[ par-uh-prak-sis ]
/ ˌpær əˈpræk sɪs /
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noun, plural par·a·prax·es [par-uh-prak-seez]. /ˌpær əˈpræk siz/. Psychology.
a slip of the tongue or pen, forgetfulness, misplacement of objects, or other error thought to reveal unconscious wishes or attitudes.
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British Dictionary definitions for parapraxis
/ (ˌpærəˈpræksɪs) /
psychoanal a minor error in action, such as slips of the tongue, supposedly the result of repressed impulsesSee also Freudian slip
Word Origin for parapraxis
C20: from para- 1 + Greek praxis a doing, deed
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