Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 03/31/16 Parapraxis

Parapraxis (noun)
parapraxis [par-uh-prak-sis]


noun, plural parapraxes [par-uh-prak-seez]
Psychology.
1. a slip of the tongue or pen, forgetfulness, misplacement of objects, or other error thought to reveal unconscious wishes or attitudes.

Compare to Freudian slip.

Origin: 1935-40; para-+ Greek prâxis act, action; cf. praxis

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