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In psychoanalysis, a collective name for all the processes that transform the latent content of a dream (1) into its manifest content, concealing its meaning from the dreamer and thus allowing undisturbed sleep to occur. Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) identified the processes in his book The Interpretation of Dreams (1900, Standard Edition, IV-V) as condensation, displacement, secondary revision, and representability. See dream analysis. See also overdetermination.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Psychology.

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