(of valleys and similar formations) progressing in a direction opposite to the dip of the surrounding rock strata
the choice of an object of libidinal attachment on the basis of a resemblance to early childhood protective and parental figures. anaclisis an·a·cli·sis (ān’ə-klī’sĭs, ə-nāk’lĭ-) n. Psychological dependence on others.
exhibiting or pertaining to anaclisis. adjective (psychoanal) of or relating to relationships that are characterized by the strong dependence of one person on others or another anaclitic an·a·clit·ic (ān’ə-klĭt’ĭk) adj. Having a physical and emotional dependence on another person, especially relating to the dependence of an infant on a mother or surrogate mother.
a figure of speech in which an appeal is made to one’s listeners or opponents for their opinion or judgment as to the subject under discussion.
- Anaclitic depression
anaclitic depression anaclitic depression n. The impairment of an infant’s physical, social, and intellectual development following separation from its mother or primary caregiver.