the unresolved, unconscious libidinous desire of a daughter for her father: designation based on the Greek myth of Electra and Agamemnon.
(psychoanal) the sexual attachment of a female child to her father See also penis envy
Electra complex E·lec·tra complex (ĭ-lěk’trə)
In psychoanalytic theory, a daughter’s unconscious libidinal desire for her father.
- Electra paradox
noun 1. (logic) the supposed paradox that one may know something to be true of an object under one description but not another, as when Electra knew that Orestes was her brother but not that the man before her was her brother although he was Orestes. This shows the predicate “knows” to be intensional, that […]
[ih-lek-tris] /ɪˈlɛk trɪs/ noun 1. the wife or widow of an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.
[ih-lek-trit] /ɪˈlɛk trɪt/ noun, Electricity. 1. a dielectric that possesses a permanent or semipermanent electric polarity, analogous to a . /ɪˈlɛktrət/ noun 1. a permanently polarized dielectric material; its electric field is similar to the magnetic field of a permanent magnet
[ih-lek-trik] /ɪˈlɛk trɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to, derived from, produced by, or involving electricity: an electric shock. 2. producing, transmitting, or operated by electric currents: an electric bell; electric cord. 3. electrifying; thrilling; exciting; stirring: The atmosphere was electric with excitement. 4. noun 5. Railroads. 6. electricity: residential users of gas and electric. 7. something, […]