transference [trans-fur-uh ns, trans-fer-uh ns] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for transference on Thesaurus.com noun
- the act or process of transferring.
- the fact of being transferred.
Origin of transference From the New Latin word trānsferentia, dating back to 1675–85. See transfer, -ence Related formsnon·trans·fer·ence, nounre·trans·fer·ence, noun Related Words for transference affair, use, transaction, force, deal, service, process, work, enterprise, agency, application, procedure, activity, action, effort, trip, exercise, movement, transfer, transition Examples from the Web for transference Historical Examples of transference
That scrubby menagerie had not gained in dignity from its transference to canvas walls.
Step sideward, right, with transference of body weight to the right foot .
John N. Richards
In psychotherapy, the term “transference” is used to denote this relationship.
It was not in a state to accept calmly the idea of transference to Shepherd’s Bush.
William de Morgan
Suddenly, as if by a transference of thought, she voiced what he had in mind.
British Dictionary definitions for transference transference noun
- the act or an instance of transferring or the state of being transferred
- psychoanal the redirection of attitudes and emotions towards a substitute, such as towards the analyst during therapy
Derived Formstransferential (ˌtrænsfəˈrɛnʃəl), adjective Word Origin and History for transference
transference in Medicine transference [trăns-fûr′əns, trăns′fər-əns] n.
- In psychoanalysis, the process by which emotions associated with one person, such as a parent, unconsciously shift to another, especially to the analyst.