Meaning of “transference” in the English Dictionary

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"transference" in British English

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transferencenoun [ U ]

uk /trænsˈfɜː.rəns/ us /ˈtræns.fɚ.əns/

formal the process of moving something or someone from one place, position, etc. to another:

UN observers were there to ensure the smooth transference of power.

specialized psychology a situation in which a person who is receiving treatment transfers the thoughts and emotions they have been having about one person on to someone else, especially the person who is trying to treat them:

Therapists should always be on the lookout for transference from their clients.

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

"transference" in American English

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transferencenoun [ U ]

/trænsˈfɜr·əns, ˈtræns·fər·əns/

the transfer of ideas or methods from one situation to another

fmlTransference is also the movement of something or someone from one place or position to another

(Definition of “transference” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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