Definition of echopraxia in English:

echopraxia

noun

Psychiatry
  • [mass noun] Meaningless repetition or imitation of the movements of others as a symptom of psychiatric disorder.

    • ‘The conditions under which echopraxia can be observed are similar.’
    • ‘Stupor or catalepsy, mutism, posturing/grimacing/stereotypy, echolalia or echopraxia and excessive motor activity were the main catatonic features.’
    • ‘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.

Pronunciation:

echopraxia

/ˌɛkəʊˈpraksɪə/