Definition of prototaxic in English:

prototaxic

adjective

Psychology
  • Designating a hypothetical first stage of experiencing or receiving impressions; specifically designating the most basic or primal mode of experience (normally in the first year of life) in which awareness of self, time, and space is lacking.

Origin

1940s. From proto- + -taxis + -ic. Compare earlier parataxic and also syntaxic.

Pronunciation

prototaxic

/ˌprəʊtə(ʊ)ˈtaksɪk/