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Meaning of mania

ma•ni•a

Pronunciation: (mā'nē-u, mān'yu), [key]
— n.
  1. excessive excitement or enthusiasm; craze: The country has a mania for soccer.
  2. See

Ma•ni•a

Pronunciation: (mā'nē-u, mān'yu), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancient Roman goddess of the dead.

-mania

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form of(megalomania); extended to mean “enthusiasm, often of an extreme and transient nature,” for that specified by the initial element (bibliomania).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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