Stereotypy



noun
1.
the stereotype process.
2.
Also called stereotyped behavior. Psychiatry. persistent mechanical repetition of speech or movement, sometimes occurring as a symptom of schizophrenia, autism, or other mental disorder.
noun
1.
the act or process of making stereotype printing plates
2.
a tendency to think or act in rigid, repetitive, and often meaningless patterns

stereotypy ster·e·o·ty·py (stěr’ē-ə-tī’pē, stēr’-)
n.

The maintenance of one attitude for a long period.

The constant repetition of certain meaningless gestures or movements.

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