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ideomotor

[ahy-dee-uh-moh-ter, id-ee-uh-] /ˌaɪ di əˈmoʊ tər, ˌɪd i ə-/
adjective, Psychology
1.
of or pertaining to involuntary motor activity caused by an idea.
Compare sensorimotor (def 1).
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; ideo- + motor
Related forms
ideomotion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ideomotor

ideomotor

/ˌaɪdɪəˈməʊtə/
adjective
1.
(physiol) designating automatic muscular movements stimulated by ideas, as in absent-minded acts
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ideomotor in Medicine

ideomotor i·de·o·mo·tor (ī'dē-ə-mō'tər, ĭd'ē-)
adj.
Of or relating to an unconscious or involuntary bodily movement made in response to a thought or an idea rather than to a sensory stimulus.

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