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transference

noun [U]     /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.Transferring and transporting objects 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.Science of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
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