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.
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How to use stereotypy in a sentence
More akin to the tics is stereotypy of written language, so common an appanage of mental disease.Tics and Their Treatment | Henry Meigne
stereotypy and perseveration are other evidences of this narrowness of thought content.Benign Stupors | August Hoch
Grazia Deledda was displaying stereotypy and Zuccoli reploughed the familiar acre.Idling in Italy | Joseph Collins
It indicates a tendency to mental stereotypy, so frequently encountered in testing the feeble-minded.The Measurement of Intelligence | Lewis Madison Terman
British Dictionary definitions for stereotypy
the act or process of making stereotype printing plates
a tendency to think or act in rigid, repetitive, and often meaningless patterns
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