The process of realisation of strong wish or need by the use of something alternate which stands for the primary object of desire. called symbolic realization in psychology.

SYMBOLIC REALIZATION: "Oedipus complex is fulfilled in a mean of symbolic realization when a man marries woman that is significantly older then him."
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