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parataxis

Pronunciation: par'a-tak'sis

Definition: An older term for the psychological state or repository of attitudes, ideas, and experiences accumulated during personality development that are not effectively assimilated or integrated into the growing mass and residue of the other attitudes, ideas, and experiences of an individual's personality.

Synonym(s): parataxia

[para- + G. taxis, orderly arrangement]

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