1) N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl (disapproval) Repression is the use of force to restrict and control a society or other group of people.

...a society conditioned by violence and repression.

...the repressions of the 1930s.

2) N-UNCOUNT Repression of feelings, especially sexual ones, is a person's unwillingness to allow themselves to have natural feelings and desires.

Much of the anger he's felt during his life has stemmed from the repression of his feelings about men.

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  • RÉPRESSION — Durkheim évoque l’hypothèse où serait réalisée la transparence sociale intégrale, une société monacale par exemple. Il se demande à quel principe un tel groupement pourrait devoir sa cohésion et son maintien. Il n’hésite guère: une société ne… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Repression — Répression Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Repression — may refer to:* Memory inhibition, a critical component of an effective memory system * Political repression, the oppression or persecution of an individual or group for political reasons * Psychological repression, the psychological act of… …   Wikipedia

  • Repression — (lat.: re „zurück“, „wieder“; primere „drängen“, „drücken“) ist ein Synonym für Unterdrückung, Hemmung, Zurückdrängung. Je nach Kontext kann auch gemeint sein: die südamerikanischen Militärdiktaturen in den 1970er und 1980er Jahren (span. La… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Repression — Re*pres sion (r? pr?sh ?n), n. [Cf. F. r[ e]pression.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of repressing, or state of being repressed; as, the repression of evil and evil doers. [1913 Webster] 2. That which represses; check; restraint. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repression — repression. См. репрессия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Repression — (lat.), Zurückdrängung, Hemmung, Unterdrückung; Bestrafung begangener im Gegensatz zur Verhütung (Prävention) zu begehender Verbrechen. Repressivsystem (Gegensatz zur Präventivzensur), s. Presse, S. 285 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Repression — Repressiōn (lat.), Unterdrückung, Hemmung; repressīv, hemmend, hindernd: Repressīvmaßregeln, von der Regierung zur Abwehr staatsgefährlicher Bestrebungen oder sonstiger Übelstände erlassene Maßregeln …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • repression — index censorship, coercion, constraint (restriction), control (restriction), deterrence, deterrent …   Law dictionary

  • repression — (n.) late 14c., noun of action from REPRESS (Cf. repress) (v.). Psychological sense is from 1908; biochemical sense is from 1957 …   Etymology dictionary

  • repression — [ri presh′ən] n. [ME repressioun < ML repressio] 1. a repressing or being repressed 2. Psychiatry a) the mechanism by which ideas, impulses, etc. are repressed b) something repressed in this way …   English World dictionary

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