How Do You Pronounce Schizophrenia

By | May 27, 2022

English

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Etymology

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First attested 1908, from
New Latin
schizophrenia, from
German
Schizophrenie, coined by Eugen Bleuler, from
Ancient Greek
σχίζω
(
skhízō,

to split

)
+
φρήν
(
phrḗn,

mind, heart, diaphragm

)
+
-ia.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key):
    /ˌskɪt.səˈfɹiː.ni.ə/,
    /ˌskɪt.səˈfɹɛ.ni.ə/,
    /ˌskɪz.əˈfɹiː.ni.ə/

Noun

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schizophrenia
(countable and uncountable,
plural
schizophrenias)

  1. (
    pathology
    )
    A psychiatric diagnosis denoting a persistent, often chronic, mental illness characterised by abnormal perception, thinking, behavior and emotion, often marked by delusions.
  2. (
    informal,
    figuratively

    )
    Any condition in which disparate or mutually exclusive activities coexist; a lack of decision between options.

    • 2006, Bertus Praeg,
      Ethiopia and Political Renaissance in Africa
      (page 213)



      []


      one can understand how the cultural disorientation which beset the African Continent has confused Africa’s political behaviour, creating a political
      schizophrenia
      that made nation-building impossible.

    • 2012, James Lambert, “Beyond
      Hobson-Jobson: A new lexicography for Indian English”, in
      World Englishes[1], page 305:

      Nevertheless, a certain amount of
      schizophrenia
      pertains to the study of World Englishes as New Englishes, for while new Englishes are regarded as valid varieties in their own right, the description and delineation of them in linguistic terms is conducted through the gaze of native-speaker norms.

Usage notes

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  • In popular usage, the term is often confused with
    dissociative identity disorder
    (also known as
    multiple personality disorder).

Synonyms

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  • dementia praecox
  • schizophrenic disorder
  • schizophrenic psychosis

Hyponyms

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  • borderline schizophrenia
  • catatonic schizophrenia
  • disorganized schizophrenia
  • hebephrenic schizophrenia
  • latent schizophrenia
  • object schizophrenia
  • paranoid schizophrenia
  • paraphrenic schizophrenia
  • pseudoneurotic schizophrenia
  • reactive schizophrenia

Derived terms

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  • frantic
  • frenetic
  • frenzied
  • frenzy
  • phrenology
  • schism
  • schist

Translations

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See also

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  • schizothymia
  • schizoid personality disorder
  • paranoid personality disorder
  • schizotypal personality disorder
  • autism

References

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  • schizophrenia
    on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “schizophrenia”, in
Online Etymology Dictionary. “schizophrenia” in
Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.



How Do You Pronounce Schizophrenia

Source: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/schizophrenia