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English definition of “Oedipus complex”

Oedipus complex

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˌiː.dɪ.pəsˈkɒm.pleks/ us    /-ˈkɑːm-/
in psychology (= the study of the human mind), a child's sexual desire for their parent of the opposite sex, especially that of a boy for his motherScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
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