Meaning of overdetermination

o•ver•de•ter•mi•na•tion

Pronunciation: (ō'vur-di-tûr"mu-nā'shun), [key]
— n. Psychoanal.
  1. 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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