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