Definition of parataxic in US English:

parataxic

adjective

Psychology
  • Of, relating to, or designating a mode of interpersonal relationship in which projection of memories, feelings, etc., creates distorted perception or expectation of others.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in American Journal of Sociology. From para- + taxis + -ic.

Pronunciation

parataxic

/ˌparəˈtaksɪk/