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Meaning of “psychological” in the English Dictionary

"psychological" in British English

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psychologicaladjective

uk   /ˌsaɪ.kəlˈɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/  us   /-kəˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/
B2 relating to the ​humanmind and ​feelings: psychological ​problems He ​claims that the ​constantaircraftnoise has a ​bad psychological ​effect on the ​residents. We are ​concerned with the ​physical and psychological ​well-being of ​ouremployees. (of an ​illness or other ​physicalproblem) ​caused by ​worry or ​sadness: I ​suspect his ​headaches are ​purely psychological. [before noun] A psychological ​film or ​book is one in which there is a lot of ​attention given to the way ​peopleinfluence each other's ​behaviour: a psychological thriller

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psychologically
adverb uk   us   /-i/
B2 psychologically ​disturbed
(Definition of psychological from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"psychological" in American English

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psychologicaladjective

 us   /ˌsɑɪ·kəˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/
relating to the ​study of the ​mind: psychological ​testing Her ​problems were psychological. Psychological also ​means having an ​effect on or ​involving the ​mind: psychological ​stress/​well-being Her new ​novel is a psychological ​thriller.
psychologically
adverb  us   /ˌsɑɪ·kəˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kli/
Gifted ​children are well-adjusted, ​popular, and psychologically ​healthy.
(Definition of psychological from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"psychological" in Business English

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psychologicaladjective

uk   us   /ˌsaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/
relating to the ​human mind and ​feelings: The ​experience of being ​fired has had lasting psychological ​effects. The ​raildisaster had a psychological ​impact on some ​investors.
(Definition of psychological from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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