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noun [uncountable]     transference pronunciation in American English
/ˈtrænsfərəns/    transference pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    medical an emotional process in which you start to feel emotions relating to someone in your past about someone you know now
  2. 2
    formal the process of moving something from one place or situation to another
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