stereotypy
noun (plural -pies) Date: circa 1889 frequent almost mechanical repetition of the same posture, movement, or form of speech (as in schizophrenia)

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  • Stereotypy — Ste re*o*ty py, n. [Cf. F. st[ e]r[ e]otypie.] The art or process of making stereotype plates. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stereotypy — [ster′ē ə tī΄pē, stir′ē ə tī΄pē] n. [Fr stéréotypie] 1. the process of making or printing from stereotype plates 2. abnormal repetition of an action, speech phrase, etc., or abnormal sustained maintenance of a position or posture, as seen in some …   English World dictionary

  • Stereotypy — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICD9|307.3 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = A stereotypy (PronEng|ˈstɛriəˌtаɪpi) (plural stereotypies) is a repetitive or ritualistic… …   Wikipedia

  • stereotypy — stereotype ► NOUN 1) a preconceived and over simplified idea of the characteristics which typify a person or thing. 2) a relief printing plate cast in a mould made from composed type or an original plate. ► VERB ▪ view or represent as a… …   English terms dictionary

  • stereotypy — /ster ee euh tuy pee, stear /, n. 1. the stereotype process. 2. Also called stereotyped behavior. Psychiatry. persistent mechanical repetition of speech or movement, sometimes occurring as a symptom of schizophrenia, autism, or other mental… …   Universalium

  • stereotypy — noun a) excessive repetition, especially of meaningless gestures. b) The process of making stereotype plates and printing from them …   Wiktionary

  • stereotypy — 1. Maintenance of one attitude for a long period. 2. Constant repetition of certain meaningless gestures or movements, as in certain forms of schizophrenia. [stereo + G. typos, impression, type] oral s. SYN: verbigeration. * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • stereotypy — stɪrɪəʊ taɪpɪ /ster n. process of making stereotype plates (Printing); obsessive repetitive behavior, lack of variation in speech patterns or movement (Psychiatry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stereotypy — noun the persistent repetition of an act, especially by an animal, for no obvious purpose …   English new terms dictionary

  • stereotypy — stereo·typy …   English syllables

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