noun, plural parapraxes [par-uh-prak-seez] . Psychology.
a slip of the tongue or pen, forgetfulness, misplacement of objects, or other error thought to reveal unconscious wishes or attitudes.
Compare Freudian slip.

1935–40; para- + Greek prâxis act, action; cf. praxis Unabridged
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parapraxis (ˌpærəˈpræksɪs)
psychoanal See also Freudian slip a minor error in action, such as slips of the tongue, supposedly the result of repressed impulses
[C20: from para-1 + Greek praxis a doing, deed]

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"faulty action, blunder," 1912, from Mod.L., from para- "beside" + Gk. praxis "a doing, transaction, business," from stem of prattein "to do." In psychology, a minor error held to reveal a subconscious motive.
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