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n. pl. su·per·e·gos
In Freudian theory, the division of the unconscious that is formed through the internalization of moral standards of parents and society, and that censors and restrains the ego.
[New Latin (translation of German Überich : über-, over, above + Ich, ego, a special use of ich, I, as a psychoanalytic term) : Latin super-, super- + New Latin ego, ego; see ego.]
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n, pl -gos
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su•per•e•go(ˌsu pərˈi goʊ, -ˈɛg oʊ)
n., pl. -gos. Psychoanal.
the part of the personality representing the conscience, formed in early life by internalization of the standards of parents and other models of behavior. Compare ego, id.
[translation of German Über-Ich (Freud, 1923)]
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That part of the personality that exercises a prohibitive role, acting as the voice of conscience.
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|Noun||1.||superego - (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience|
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"
unconscious, unconscious mind - that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware
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superego[ˈsuːpərˌiːgəʊ] N → superego m
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superegon (pl -gos) (psych) superyó, superego
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