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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of transferring.
  • n. The fact of being transferred.
  • n. In psychoanalysis, the process by which emotions and desires originally associated with one person, such as a parent or sibling, are unconsciously shifted to another person, especially to the analyst.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of conveying from one place to another; the act of transferring or the fact of being transferred.
  • n. The process by which emotions and desires, originally associated with one person, such as a parent, are unconsciously shifted to another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of transferring; conveyance; passage; transfer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of transferring; the act of conveying from one place, person, or thing to another; the passage or conveyance of anything from one place or person to another; transfer.
  • n. In Scots law, that step by which a depending action is transferred from a person deceased to his representatives; revival and continuance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (psychoanalysis) the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another; during psychoanalysis the displacement of feelings toward others (usually the parents) is onto the analyst
  • n. transferring ownership
  • n. the act of transfering something from one form to another

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