1. with regard to psychoanalytic theory, regarding to the initial phases of psychosexual growth, prior to the cultivation of the Oedipus complex in the phallic phase. In this stage, the mother is the sole love item of both genders and the father isn't yet acknowledged as a competitor for such or a love object. 2. more typically, designating order or operations prior to the start of the Oedipus complex.

PREOEDIPAL: "The preoedipal stage of development is crucial for kids, and a time in life when parents should be paying particular attention to tending to the emotional needs of a child."
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