Definition of echopraxia in English:

echopraxia

Line breaks: echo|praxia
Pronunciation: /ˌɛkəʊˈpraksɪə
 
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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.

Origin

early 20th century: modern Latin, from Greek ēkhō 'echo' + praxis 'action'.

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