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Meaning of stereotypy

ster•e•o•typ•y

Pronunciation: (ster'ē-u-tī"pē, stēr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the stereotype process.
  2. Also calledpersistent mechanical repetition of speech or movement, sometimes occurring as a symptom of schizophrenia, autism, or other mental disorder.
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