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object choice Syllabification: ob·ject choice

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Definition of object choice in English:

noun

Psychoanalysis
A person or thing external to the ego chosen as a focus of desire or sexual activity.
Example sentences
  • Is it possible human development, including sexual identity, object choice and variable expressions of sexual instinct, can be conceived of differently?
  • But sticking to our own culture, it's also very significant to note that as Michel Foucault famously argued in The History of Sexuality, the idea that sexual object choice defines identity is a very recent one in our culture.
  • I don't care much for sexual categorization, especially in terms of sexual object choice.

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