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Oedipus complexnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌiː.dɪ.pəsˈkɒm.pleks/  us   /-ˈkɑːm-/
in psychology (= the ​study of the ​humanmind), a child's ​sexual desire for ​theirparent of the ​oppositesex, ​especially that of a ​boy for his ​mother
(Definition of Oedipus complex from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Oedipus complex”
in Chinese (Simplified) 俄狄浦斯情结, (尤指)恋母情结…
in Chinese (Traditional) 俄狄浦斯情結, (尤指)戀母情結…
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