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word associationnoun [U]

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a ​method sometimes used in ​psychoanalysis in which the ​person being ​treated says the first word they ​think of when a ​particular word is said, which may ​help to ​discover how ​parts of the ​mindwork
(Definition of word association from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (心理学上的)词联想测验…
in Chinese (Traditional) (心理學上的)詞聯想測驗…
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