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Meaning of REPRESSION

Pronunciation:  ri'preshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of repressing; control by holding down; "his goal was the repression of insolence"
  2. [n]  (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
  3. [n]  a state of forcible subjugation; "the long repression of Christian sects"
 

REPRESSION is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 See Also: control, defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction, subjection, subjugation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*pres"sion\ (r?-pr?sh"?n), n. [Cf. F.
r['e]pression.]
1. The act of repressing, or state of being repressed; as,
   the repression of evil and evil doers.

2. That which represses; check; restraint.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The inhibition of a gene's expression; this is typically caused by the change in the activity of a regulatory protein.
 

 

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