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schizophrenia

schiz·o·phre·ni·a

schizophrenia

 
pronunciation:
skIt s fre ni [or] skIt s fri ni
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a severe and often incurable mental disorder that is marked by visual and esp. auditory hallucinations, intellectual and emotional isolation from others, and unpredictable behavior.
definition 2: (informal) the existence of strongly contradictory elements, characteristics, motives, or the like.
derivations: schizophrenic (adj.), schizophrenic (n.)