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-)
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.
a construction involving a break in grammatical sequence, as It makes me so—I just get angry. an instance of anacoluthia. Historical Examples anacoluthon, a want of grammatical and logical sequence in the structure of a sentence. The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various The anacoluthon in Mk iv, 31, is avoided by Matthew […]