[ sahy-kuh-loj-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌsaɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl /


of or relating to psychology.
pertaining to the mind or to mental phenomena as the subject matter of psychology.
of, pertaining to, dealing with, or affecting the mind, especially as a function of awareness, feeling, or motivation: psychological play; psychological effect.
Sometimes psy·cho·log·ic.

Origin of psychological

First recorded in 1785–95; psycholog(y) + -ical

OTHER WORDS FROM psychological Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for psychologically

/ (ˌsaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) /


of or relating to psychology
of or relating to the mind or mental activity
having no real or objective basis; arising in the mindhis backaches are all psychological
affecting the mind

Derived forms of psychological

psychologically, adverb
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Medical definitions for psychologically

[ sī′kə-lŏjĭ-kəl ]


Of or relating to psychology.
Of, relating to, or arising from the mind or emotions.
Influencing or intended to influence the mind or emotions.
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