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[sahy-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌsaɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
of or relating to psychology.
pertaining to the mind or to mental phenomena as the subject matter of psychology.
of, pertaining to, dealing with, or affecting the mind, especially as a function of awareness, feeling, or motivation:
psychological play; psychological effect.
Origin of psychological
1785-95; psycholog(y) + -ical
Related forms
psychologically, adverb
nonpsychologic, adjective
nonpsychological, adjective
nonpsychologically, adverb
prepsychological, adjective
pseudopsychological, adjective
semipsychologic, adjective
semipsychological, adjective
semipsychologically, adverb
unpsychological, adjective
unpsychologically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for psychologically
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  • I resisted them; and after a pretty bad time, psychologically speaking, I cut the connexion.

    Magic G.K. Chesterton
  • But between the two, Cummings was the coward, psychologically at least.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • That I was a beginner, psychologically and financially, is pretty plain from what I have before said.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
  • And what do I look for, psychologically significant portions, is that it?

    A Fine Fix R. C. Noll
  • psychologically, it was a most satisfactory development, playing out in classical microcosm the massive behavior of total man.

    Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton
British Dictionary definitions for psychologically


of or relating to psychology
of or relating to the mind or mental activity
having no real or objective basis; arising in the mind: his backaches are all psychological
affecting the mind
Derived Forms
psychologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for psychologically



1680s; see psychology + -ical. Related: Psychologically. Psychological warfare recorded from 1940. Psychological moment was in vogue from 1871, from French moment psychologique "moment of immediate expectation of something about to happen."

The original German phrase, misinterpreted by the French & imported together with its false sense into English, meant the psychic factor, the mental effect, the influence exerted by a state of mind, & not a point of time at all, das Moment in German corresponding to our momentum, not our moment. [Fowler]

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psychologically in Medicine

psychological psy·cho·log·i·cal (sī'kə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or psy·cho·log·ic (-lŏj'ĭk)

  1. Of or relating to psychology.

  2. Of, relating to, or arising from the mind or emotions.

  3. Influencing or intended to influence the mind or emotions.

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