Definition of enantiodromia in English:


Line breaks: en¦antio|dro¦mia
Pronunciation: /ɪˌnantɪə(ʊ)ˈdrəʊmɪə
, ɛ-/


[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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