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[ahy-dee-uh-moh-ter, id-ee-uh-] /ˌaɪ di əˈmoʊ tər, ˌɪd i ə-/

adjective, Psychology.
of or relating to involuntary activity caused by an idea.
Compare (def 1).
(physiol) designating automatic muscular movements stimulated by ideas, as in absent-minded acts

ideomotor i·de·o·mo·tor (ī’dē-ə-mō’tər, ĭd’ē-)
Of or relating to an unconscious or involuntary bodily movement made in response to a thought or an idea rather than to a sensory stimulus.


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