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 (ăn′ə-klī′sĭs, ə-năk′lĭ-)
Psychological dependence on others.

[Greek anaklisis, a leaning back, from anaklīnein, to lean on : ana-, on; see ana- + klīnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

an′a·clit′ic (-klĭt′ĭk) adj.


(ˌæn əˈklaɪ sɪs)

libidinal attachment or emotional dependency, esp. on the basis of the love object's resemblance to early childhood parental or protective figures.
[1920–25; < Greek anáklisis a reclining anakli-, variant s. of anaklinein to lean upon]
an`a•clit′ic (-ˈklɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.anaclisis - (psychoanalysis) relationship marked by strong dependence on othersanaclisis - (psychoanalysis) relationship marked by strong dependence on others; especially a libidinal attachment to e.g. a parental figure
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
relationship - a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection); "he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship"
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That sensual "separation between" suggests an important foundation for Emerson's sense of what analogy can induce for a social theory of the infrastructural common: a new experience of the ontological proximity of things to each other not by way of metaphor's conceptual figuration; nor by anaclisis, the propping of x onto y that reveals the chain links of investment in a psychic economy; nor by parataxis, a catalog; nor by what the flesh feels immediately as touch and impact.
Further privileging the mother's ambivalence about the child's faith, the poem blurs both their distinct gender positions and the conventional distinction between narcissism and anaclisis.
Desde tal perspectiva, me parece que el bebe no nos impone ninguna renuncia particular (22), ni a la teoria de las pulsiones, ni a la teoria de la anaclisis, ni incluso a la teoria del apres-coup, lo que un autor como Geissmann (23) ha subrayado con vigor al comparar, desde el punto de vista de su naturaleza como proceso, el trabajo de oscilacion entre la posicion depresiva y la posicion esquizoparanoide con aquel que existiria entre el avant-coup y el apres-coup (dando por entendido que el primero no es mas que un concepto limite y un tanto ficticio).