Definition of schizophrenia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌskɪtsəˈfriːniə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌskɪtsəˈfriːniə//
[uncountable] Mental and emotional problems
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a mental illness in which a person becomes unable to link thought, emotion and behaviour, leading to withdrawal from reality and personal relationships Wordfinderanorexia, autism, bipolar disorder, condition, dementia, depression, mentally, paranoia, psychosis, schizophrenia See related entries: Mental and emotional problems Word Originearly 20th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek skhizein ‘to split’ + phrēn ‘mind’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: schizophrenia