echolalia


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ech·o·la·li·a

 (ĕk′ō-lā′lē-ə)
n.
The repetition of words or phrases spoken by others, often occurring in people with autism spectrum disorder and certain other mental disorders.

[echo + Greek laliā, talk (from lalos, talkative).]

ech′o·la′lic (-lĭk) adj.
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echolalia

(ˌɛkəʊˈleɪlɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry the tendency to repeat mechanically words just spoken by another person: can occur in cases of brain damage, mental retardation, and schizophrenia
[C19: from New Latin, from echo + Greek lalia talk, chatter, from lalein to chatter]
echolalic adj
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ech•o•la•li•a

(ˌɛk oʊˈleɪ li ə)

n.
the uncontrollable and immediate repetition of words spoken by another person, esp. as associated with mental disorder.
[1880–85]
ech`o•lal′ic (-ˈlæl ɪk, -ˈleɪ lɪk) adj.
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echolalia

the uncontrollable and immediate repetition of sounds and words heard from others. — echolalic, adj.
See also: Speech
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.echolalia - an infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others
echo - a reply that repeats what has just been said
2.echolalia - (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)
repeating, repetition - the act of doing or performing again
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
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Translations

ech·o·la·li·a

n. ecolalia, trastorno de repetición involuntaria de sonidos y palabras después de oírlas.
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Symptoms of autism become visible in children at an early age, but parents go into a state of denial or lack the awareness to deal with this disorder." The seminar was organised by ASDWT, in collaboration with Crescent Bahuman, and more than 170 participants were briefed about the symptoms of autism in children which included: difficulty in mixing with other children, resisting changes in routine, inappropriate laughing and giggling, little or no eye contact, sustained odd play, apparent insensitivity to pain, echolalia (repeating words or phrases in place of normal language), inappropriate attachment to objects and difficulty in expressing needs.
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Or consider another common autistic behaviour: Echolalia. People who say the same thing over and over again can appear socially disengaged, but this does not mean that they are.
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