noun[mass noun] Psychiatry
Meaningless repetition or imitation of the movements of others as a symptom of psychiatric disorder.
More example sentences
- Stupor or catalepsy, mutism, posturing/grimacing/stereotypy, echolalia or echopraxia and excessive motor activity were the main catatonic features.
- The conditions under which echopraxia can be observed are similar.
- The imitative behavior of echolalia and echopraxia can be understood as an attempt to introject the object.
early 20th century: modern Latin, from Greek ēkhō 'echo' + praxis 'action'.
Definition of echopraxia in:
- The US English dictionary