suppression
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /səˈpɹɛʃən/
Noun

suppression

  1. The act or instance of suppressing.
    • 1980, Carl Sagan, Cosmos:
      The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, but it is not the path to knowledge; it has no place in the endeavor of science.
  2. The state of being suppressed.
  3. A process in which a person consciously excludes anxiety-producing thoughts, feelings, or memories.
  4. (of an eye) A subconscious adaptation by a person's brain to eliminate the symptoms of disorders of binocular vision such as strabismus, convergence insufficiency and aniseikonia.
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