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echopraxia

[ek-oh-prak-see-uh] /ˌɛk oʊˈpræk si ə/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
the abnormal repetition of the actions of another person.
Origin of echopraxia
1900-1905
From New Latin, dating back to 1900-05; See origin at echo, praxis, -ia
Related forms
echopractic
[ek-oh-prak-tik] /ˌɛk oʊˈpræk tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for echopraxia

echopraxia

/ˌɛkəʊˈpræksɪə/
noun
1.
the involuntary imitation of the actions of others
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Word Origin and History for echopraxia
n.

1904, from Greek ekho (see echo (n.)) + praxis "action" (see praxis).

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echopraxia in Medicine

echopraxia ech·o·prax·i·a (ěk'ō-prāk'sē-ə)
n.
The involuntary imitation of movements made by another. Also called echomotism.

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