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  • noun uncountable The state of being efferent
  • noun countable An efferent process


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  • "efference," "manifestation," etc., but decided on what looked more homely, and at the same time was quite distinctive enough to avoid that confusion which Semon has dodged with his Graecisms.

    Unconscious Memory Samuel Butler 1868

  • They are termed "outcome" ( "ecphoria") stimuli, because the author regards them and would have us regard them as the outcome, manifestation, or efference of an imprint of a previous stimulus.

    Unconscious Memory Samuel Butler 1868

  • These findings are highly consistent with our model of how auditory feedback is processed during speaking, where incoming feedback is compared with an efference-copy derived prediction of expected feedback.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles Maria Ventura 2009


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