Etymology
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hankering (n.)

"mental craving," 1660s, verbal noun from hanker.

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noematic (adj.)

"of or pertaining to the understanding, mental, intellectual," 1860, with -ic + Greek noēma "a perception, a thought," from noein "to see, perceive, have mental perception," from noos "mind, thought," which is of uncertain origin. Related: Noematical (1680s); noematically.

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racialization (n.)

"process of making or becoming racialist," 1874; see racialist.

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reflective (adj.)

1620s, "throwing back rays or images, giving reflections of objects, reflecting," from reflect + -ive. From 1670s as "of or pertaining to (mental) reflection, taking cognizance of the operations of the mind." By 1820 as "having a tendency to or characterized by (mental) reflection, meditative, thoughtful." Related: Reflectively; reflectiveness.

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psychogenic (adj.)

"having a mental or psychological origin or cause," 1884, from psycho- + -genic.

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escapism (n.)

1933, American English, from escape (n.) in the mental/emotional sense + -ism.

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disillusionment (n.)

"process of disillusioning; state of being free from illusion," 1855, from disillusion + -ment.

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optimization (n.)

1857, "act or process of making optimal," noun of action from optimize.

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psychosexual (adj.)

also psycho-sexual, "involving the mental and emotional aspects of sexuality," 1891, from psycho- + sexual. Related: Psychosexually.

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viewpoint (n.)

1856, of mental positions; 1858 in a physical sense, from view + point (n.).

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