- 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
Examples from the Web for stereotypy
Historical Examples of stereotypy
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.