primary process

noun Psychoanalysis.
the generally unorganized mental activity characteristic of the unconscious and occurring in dreams, fantasies, and related processes.
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primary process n.
In psychoanalysis, the mental process directly related to the functions of the id and characteristic of unconscious mental activity, marked by unorganized, illogical thinking and by the tendency to seek immediate discharge and gratification of instinctual demands.

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Example sentences
Roemer is an imperfect messenger to highlight the imperfections of the primary
  process.
At the beginning of the primary process it's often unclear which candidates are
  going to develop into serious prospects.
The primary process guarantees that that the extremes will determine the
  candidates.
The installation's primary process operations include loading and unloading of
  coal, stockpiling coal and coal crushing.
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