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

 

schizophrenia

 noun
noun
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 Origin early 20th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek skhizein ‘to split’ + phrēn ‘mind’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: schizophrenia