Meaning of psychoanalysis

psy•cho•a•nal•y•sis

Pronunciation: (sī"kō-u-nal'u-sis), [key]
— n.
  1. a systematic structure of theories concerning the relation of conscious and unconscious psychological processes.
  2. a technical procedure for investigating unconscious mental processes and for treating psychoneuroses.
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