multiple personality

noun Psychiatry.
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:
1900–05

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multiple personality
 
n
psychiatry Nontechnical name: split personality 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

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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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