- a transferring or being transferred; transfer
Origin of transferencetransl. of Ger übertragung, as used by FreudPsychoanalysis a reproduction of emotions relating to repressed experiences, esp. of childhood, and the substitution of another person, esp. a psychoanalyst or other psychotherapist, for the object of the repressed impulses
Origin of transferenceModern Latin transferentia ; from Classical Latin transferentem, present participle of transferre: see transfer
- a. The act or process of transferring.b. The fact of being transferred.
- The process by which emotions and desires originally associated with one person, such as a parent or sibling, are unconsciously shifted to another person, especially to a psychotherapist or psychoanalyst during a course of treatment.
(countable and uncountable, plural transferences)