psychological

[sahy-kuh-loj-i-kuhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to psychology.
2.
pertaining to the mind or to mental phenomena as the subject matter of psychology.
3.
of, pertaining to, dealing with, or affecting the mind, especially as a function of awareness, feeling, or motivation: psychological play; psychological effect.
Also, psychologic.


Origin:
1785–95; psycholog(y) + -ical

psychologically, adverb
nonpsychologic, adjective
nonpsychological, adjective
nonpsychologically, adverb
prepsychological, adjective
pseudopsychological, adjective
semipsychologic, adjective
semipsychological, adjective
semipsychologically, adverb
unpsychological, adjective
unpsychologically, adverb
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psychological (ˌsaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to psychology
2.  of or relating to the mind or mental activity
3.  having no real or objective basis; arising in the mind: his backaches are all psychological
4.  affecting the mind
 
psycho'logically
 
adv

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

  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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Example sentences
So work that might harm one or a few people, perhaps psychologically, is
  subject to review.
There are ways of psychologically influencing the leadership of another state.
But it's psychologically difficult to heed their advice.
Not only can it be technically challenging, it can be psychologically
  complicated.
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