Definition of enantiodromia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˌnantɪə(ʊ)ˈdrəʊmɪə/
Pronunciation: /ɛˌnantɪə(ʊ)ˈdrəʊmɪə/


[mass noun] rare
The tendency of things to change into their opposites, especially as a supposed governing principle of natural cycles and of psychological development: the remorseless enantiodromia between good luck and bad
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  • This tendency Heraclitus called enantiodromia (lit. running counter to).


Early 20th century: from Greek, literally 'running in opposite ways'.

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