Definition of multiple personality in English:

multiple personality

Syllabification: mul·ti·ple per·son·al·i·ty

noun

[often as modifier] Psychology
  • A rare dissociative disorder in which two or more personalities with distinct memories and behavior patterns apparently exist in one individual: multiple-personality disorder
    More example sentences
    • For example, a large section on multiple-personality disorder in one episode has been trimmed to make room for a segment on a recent case study of a paranoid schizophrenic.
    • The quote is about multiple-personality disorder, but I think applies equally well to schizophrenia.
    • Determined to prove the stranger is nothing more than a tragic victim of multiple-personality disorder, the doctor soon finds himself doubting his own diagnosis.

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