- the stereotype process.
- Also called stereotyped behavior. Psychiatry. persistent mechanical repetition of speech or movement, sometimes occurring as a symptom of schizophrenia, autism, or other mental disorder.
Origin of stereotypy
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Stereotypy and perseveration are other evidences of this narrowness of thought content.Benign Stupors
It indicates a tendency to mental stereotypy, so frequently encountered in testing the feeble-minded.The Measurement of Intelligence
Lewis Madison Terman
More akin to the tics is stereotypy of written language, so common an appanage of mental disease.Tics and Their Treatment
- the act or process of making stereotype printing plates
- a tendency to think or act in rigid, repetitive, and often meaningless patterns
- The maintenance of one attitude for a long period.
- The constant repetition of certain meaningless gestures or movements.