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In psychoanalysis, a stage in the psychosexual development of the child, characterised by erotic attachment to the parent of the opposite sex, repressed because of fear of the parent of the same sex; usually occurring between the ages of 3 and 6 years.
Synonyms: oedipal period.
(05 Mar 2000)
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