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Pronunciation: trans-fer'ents


  1. Conveyance of an object from one place to another.
  2. Shifting of symptoms from one side of the body to the other, as seen in certain cases of conversion hysteria.
  3. Displacement of affect from one person or one idea to another; in psychoanalysis, generally applied to the projection of feelings, thoughts, and wishes onto the analyst, who has come to represent some person from the patient's past.
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