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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of transferring.
  • noun The fact of being transferred.
  • noun 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 a psychotherapist or psychoanalyst during a course of treatment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun In Scots law, that step by which a depending action is transferred from a person deceased to his representatives; revival and continuance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun (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
  • noun transferring ownership
  • noun the act of transfering something from one form to another

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