schizophrenia

 /ˌskɪtsəʊˈfriːnɪə/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
schiz•o•phre•ni•a /ˌskɪtsəˈfriniə, -ˈfrinyə/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

    a severe mental disorder usually seen in a person's disorganized speech and behavior.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

schizophrenia /ˌskɪtsəʊˈfriːnɪə/ n
  1. any of a group of psychotic disorders characterized by progressive deterioration of the personality, withdrawal from reality, hallucinations, delusions, social apathy, emotional instability, etc
  2. informal behaviour that appears to be motivated by contradictory or conflicting principles
Etymology: 20th Century: from schizo- + Greek phrēn mind + -ia



'schizophrenia' also found in these entries:
In the English description:

Download free Android and iPhone apps

Android AppiPhone App
Report an inappropriate ad.