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autosuggestion

[aw-toh-suh g-jes-chuh n, -suh-] /ˌɔ toʊ səgˈdʒɛs tʃən, -sə-/
noun, Psychology
1.
suggestion arising from oneself, as the repetition of verbal messages as a means of changing behavior.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; auto-1 + suggestion
Related forms
autosuggestible, adjective
autosuggestibility, noun
autosuggestionist, noun
autosuggestive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for auto-suggestion

autosuggestion

/ˌɔːtəʊsəˈdʒɛstʃən/
noun
1.
a process of suggestion in which the person unconsciously supplies or consciously attempts to supply the means of influencing his own behaviour or beliefs
Derived Forms
autosuggestive, adjective
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Word Origin and History for auto-suggestion

autosuggestion

n.

also auto-suggestion, 1879, a hybrid from auto- + suggestion. The idea, and probably the model for the word, originally from French.

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auto-suggestion in Medicine

autosuggestion au·to·sug·ges·tion (ô'tō-səg-jěs'chən)
n.

  1. The dwelling upon an idea, thought, or concept, thereby inducing some change in the mental or bodily functions.

  2. The process by which a person induces self-acceptance of an opinion, belief, or plan of action.


au'to·sug·gest' v.
au'to·sug·gest'i·bil'i·ty (-ə-bĭl'ĭ-tē) n.
au'to·sug·gest'i·ble adj.
au'to·sug·ges'tive (-tĭv) adj.
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