Definition of Electra complex noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Electra complex

BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrə kɒmpleks//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrə kɑːmpleks//
[singular] (psychology)
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a young girl’s unconscious sexual attraction to her father compare Oedipus complex Word Originearly 20th cent.: named after Electra, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra in Greek mythology.
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