stereotypy[ster′ē ə tī′pē, stir′-]
stereotypy definition by Webster's New World
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- 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: French stéréotypie
stereotypy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. ster·e·o·ty·pies
- 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.
stereotypy - Medical Definition
- The maintenance of one attitude for a long period.
- The constant repetition of certain meaningless gestures or movements.