parapraxis(redirected from parapraxes)
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n. pl. par·a·prax·es (-prăk′sēz)
A minor error, such as a slip of the tongue, thought to reveal a repressed motive.
[para- + Greek praxis, act, action; see praxis.]
(Psychoanalysis) psychoanal a minor error in action, such as slips of the tongue, supposedly the result of repressed impulses. See also Freudian slip
[C20: from para-1 + Greek praxis a doing, deed]
par•a•prax•is(ˌpær əˈpræk sɪs)
also par•a•prax•i•a(-ˈpræk si ə)
n., pl. -prax•es (-ˈpræk siz) also -prax•i•as.
a slip of the tongue, misplacement of objects, or other error thought to reveal unconscious motives.
the process whereby a person fails to complete his intention, as by the mislaying of objects, thought to be the result of a conflict between unconscious and conscious intention.See also: Psychology
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|Noun||1.||parapraxis - a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.|
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
Freudian slip - a slip-up that (according to Sigmund Freud) results from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals