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multiple personality

noun, Psychiatry.
1.
a rare disorder in which an individual displays several functionally dissociated personalities, each of a complexity comparable to that of a normal individual.
Also called split personality.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • She points out that she is not talking about multiple personality disorder, which has specific clinical signs.
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multiple personality

noun
1.
(psychiatry) a mental disorder in which an individual's personality appears to have become separated into two or more distinct personalities, each with its own complex organization Nontechnical name split personality
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multiple personality in Medicine

multiple personality n.
A dissociative disorder in which two or more distinct personalities exist in the same person, each of which prevails at a particular time. Also called split personality.

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