stereotypy[ster′ē ə tī′pē, stir′-]
- the process of making or printing from stereotype plates
- abnormal repetition of an action, speech phrase, etc., or abnormal sustained maintenance of a position or posture, as seen in some phases of schizophrenia
Origin of stereotypyFrench stéréotypie
- Excessive repetition or lack of variation in movements, ideas, or patterns of speech, especially when viewed as a symptom of certain developmental or psychiatric disorders.
- Printing The process or art of making stereotype plates.