multiple personality


noun Psychiatry.

a rare disorder in which an individual displays several functionally dissociated personalities, each of a complexity comparable to that of a normal individual.

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Also called split personality.

Origin of multiple personality

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for multiple personality

multiple personality

noun

psychiatry a mental disorder in which an individual's personality appears to have become separated into two or more distinct personalities, each with its own complex organizationNontechnical name: split personality
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