Meaning of “Oedipus complex” in the English Dictionary

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"Oedipus complex" in British English

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Oedipus complexnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌiː.dɪ.pəs ˈkɒm.pleks/ us /ˌiː.dɪ.pəs ˈkɑːm.pleks/

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 mother

(Definition of “Oedipus complex” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)