from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A minor error, such as a slip of the tongue, thought to reveal a repressed motive.
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- n. a mistake, such as a slip of the tongue, that reveals a concealed thought or motive
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- n. a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
para-1 + Greek praxis, act, action; see praxis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)