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[par-uh-prak-sis] /ˌpær əˈpræk sɪs/

noun, plural parapraxes
[par-uh-prak-seez] /ˌpær əˈpræk siz/ (Show IPA). Psychology.
a slip of the tongue or pen, forgetfulness, misplacement of objects, or other error thought to reveal unconscious wishes or attitudes.
(psychoanal) a minor error in action, such as slips of the tongue, supposedly the result of repressed impulses See also Freudian slip

“faulty action, blunder,” 1904, from Modern Latin, from para- “contrary” (see para- (1)) + Greek praxis “a doing, transaction, business” (see praxis). In psychology, a minor error held to reveal a subconscious motive.


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