[id-ee-uh-see] /ˈɪd i ə si/
noun, plural idiocies.
utterly senseless or foolish behavior; a stupid or foolish act, statement, etc.:
All this talk of zombies coming to attack us is pure idiocy.
Psychology. (no longer in technical use; considered offensive) the state of being an .
noun (pl) -cies
(not in technical usage) severe mental retardation
foolishness or senselessness; stupidity
a foolish act or remark
1520s, from idiot on model of prophecy, etc. Early alternatives included idiotacy (1580s), idiotry (1590s).
idiocy id·i·o·cy (ĭd’ē-ə-sē)
The state or condition of being an idiot; profound mental retardation.
[id-ee-oh-dahy-nam-ik] /ˌɪd i oʊ daɪˈnæm ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or conforming to the theories of idiodynamics.
[id-ee-oh-dahy-nam-iks] /ˌɪd i oʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. a system of beliefs in psychology emphasizing the role of the personality in choosing stimuli and in organizing responses.
[id-ee-uh-glos-ee-uh, -glaw-see-uh] /ˌɪd i əˈglɒs i ə, -ˈglɔ si ə/ noun 1. a private form of speech invented by one child or by children who are in close contact, as twins. 2. a pathological condition characterized by speech so distorted as to be unintelligible. /ˌɪdɪəʊˈɡlɒsɪə/ noun 1. a private language, as invented by a child […]
/ˈɪdɪəʊˌɡræm/ noun 1. another name for karyogram idiogram id·i·o·gram (ĭd’ē-ə-grām’) n. A diagrammatic representation of chromosome morphology characteristic of a species or a population.