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theory of mind
or
Theory of Mind
noun
1.
Psychology, Philosophy.
the ability to interpret one’s own and other people’s mental and emotional states, understanding that each person has unique motives, perspectives, etc.:
People with autism seem to lack theory of mind.
Abbr.:
ToM, TOM.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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