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Oedipus British & World English

The son of Jocasta and of Laius, king of Thebes

Oedipus effect British & World English

The influence of a prediction on the predicted event.

Oedipus complex British & World English

(In Freudian theory) the complex of emotions aroused in a young child, typically around the age of four, by an unconscious sexual desire for the parent of the opposite sex and wish to exclude the parent of the same sex. (The term was originally applied to boys, the equivalent in girls being called the Electra complex.)