multiple personality
noun see multiple personality disorder

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • multiple personality — n multiple personality disorder …   Medical dictionary

  • multiple personality — noun a relatively rare dissociative disorder in which the usual integrity of the personality breaks down and two or more independent personalities emerge • Syn: ↑split personality • Hypernyms: ↑dissociative disorder …   Useful english dictionary

  • multiple personality — Psychiatry. a rare disorder in which an individual displays several functionally dissociated personalities, each of a complexity comparable to that of a normal individual. Also called split personality. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • multiple personality — noun A dissociative disorder in which several distinct identities or personality states alternate in controlling the sufferers consciousness and behaviour Syn: dissociative identity disorder …   Wiktionary

  • multiple personality — (Psychology) split personality, condition in which a person divides into at least two separate and independent personalities …   English contemporary dictionary

  • multiple personality — mul′tiple personal′ity n. psi a mental disorder in which a person acquires several personalities that function independently • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • Multiple Personality: Reality and Illusion — is a 1999 documentary film that explores Dissociative identity disorder, formally known as Multiple Personality Disorder. The fact based docu drama delves into the lives of four women with Multiple Personality Disorder, including the life of… …   Wikipedia

  • multiple personality disorder — n. a dissociative mental disorder characterized by the existence in a person of two or more distinct, independent personalities, any of which may control behavior while being unaware of the other personalities and their memories and experiences:… …   Universalium

  • multiple personality disorder — n. a dissociative mental disorder characterized by the existence in a person of two or more distinct, independent personalities, any of which may control behavior while being unaware of the other personalities and their memories and experiences:… …   English World dictionary

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