the proper or critical time for achieving a desired result: She found the right psychological moment to make her request.
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Origin of psychological moment
First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for psychological moment
the most appropriate time for producing a desired effecthe proposed to her at the psychological moment
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Medicine definitions for psychological moment
The time at which the mental state of a person is most likely to produce a desired response.
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