Reaction Formation

Science / Psychiatry / Reaction Formation: A defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, in which a person adopts affects, ideas, and behaviours that are the opposites of impulses harboured either consciously or unconsciously. For example, excessive moral zeal may be a reaction to strong but repressed asocial impulses.

Other Words for Formation

Formation Noun Synonyms: development, appearance, materialization, shape, accumulation, generation, creation, crystallization, forming, genesis, production
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Other Words for Reaction

Reaction Noun Synonyms: response, reply, answer, effect, feedback
Reaction Verb Synonyms: retaliation, reciprocation, reprisal, revenge
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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Science / Biology / Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR): A method of amplifying or copying DNA fragments that is faster than cloning. The fragments are combined with DNA polymerase, nucleotides, and other components to form a mixture in which the DNA is cyc MORE

Privacy (Information)

Business / Agriculture / Privacy (Information): The right to control the disclosure of personal information: often referred to as confidentiality, but more accurately might be called data protection. Many landowners, including farmers, have grown c MORE

Pistol Formation

Entertainment / Football / Pistol Formation: A hybrid version of the shotgun in which the quarterback lines up about 3 yards behind the center and the running back lines up directly behind the quarterback. MORE

Personal Information Destination (PID)

Business / Internet Marketing / Personal Information Destination (PID): There are millions of pages of information on the web, but if you are looking for a specific item, there is only one page -- or very few -- that contains exactly the information you need. That's your MORE

Oxidation Half Reaction

Science / Chemistry / Oxidation Half Reaction: That part of a redox reaction that involves loss of electrons. In the oxidation half reaction, the oxidation number of one or more atoms within the reactants is increased. MORE

Proprietary Information

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Proprietary Information: Information associated with a company's products, business or activities, including such items as financial data; trade secrets; product research and development; product designs; marketing plans or t MORE

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