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[often as modifier] A rare dissociative disorder in which two or more personalities with distinct memories and behavior patterns apparently exist in one individual.‘multiple-personality disorder’
- ‘The quote is about multiple-personality disorder, but I think applies equally well to schizophrenia.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He has moved into a spiffy apartment with his fiancée who is a writer, working on a novel whose leading character suffers from multiple-personality disorder.’
multiple personality/ˈˌməltəpəl ˌpərsnˈalədē/
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