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 (stĕr′ē-ə-tī′pē, stîr′-)
n. pl. ster·e·o·ty·pies
a. Excessive repetition or lack of variation in movements, postures, or patterns of speech, especially when viewed as a symptom of certain developmental or psychiatric disorders.
b. Abnormal, repeated, nonfunctional behavior, such as pacing or chewing, in a captive or domesticated animal.
2. Printing The process or art of making stereotype plates.


(ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪpɪ; ˈstɪər-)
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the act or process of making stereotype printing plates
2. (Psychology) a tendency to think or act in rigid, repetitive, and often meaningless, patterns


(ˈstɛr i əˌtaɪ pi, ˈstɪər-)

1. the stereotype process.
2. persistent repetition of speech or movement, sometimes occurring as a symptom of schizophrenia or other disorder.
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20) They may present with stereotypies involving finger movements or repeated rubbing of mouth or face, orofacial dyskinesia, and choreoathetoid movements reminiscent of classical neurologic disorders.
The literature also suggests that mammals may also engage in oral stereotypies because of gastric upset and because of chronic stress.
Next are stereotypies, which usually don't have a premonitory feeling and are more fluid and rhythmic such as body rocking and leg bobbing.
Along with the proposed indicators, others as presence of aggressive behavior, stereotypies, coughing and vulvar discharge could be included.
Stereotypies and self-directed behavior may develop as coping mechanisms, and therefore individuals that perform these may experience better welfare states than those in comparable environments that lack coping strategies (Mason and Latham, 2004; Mohiyeddini and Semple, 2013).
Of the behavioral measures, stereotypies [1] have been widely used as behavioral indicators of poor welfare in addition to escape behavior [2] and so on.
Behavioral pathologies: They refer to those behaviors outside the behavioral repertoire of cattle; Among these stereotypies (repetitive movements), restricted behaviors, exaggerated reactivity, inactivity or lack of response to the environment are mentioned.
Stereotypies are often associated with ADHD, autism or mental retardation.
The duration and frequency of negative behaviors by animals in all groups was very low; in fact, there were no instances of stereotypies recorded across all sessions (see Supplemental Material, Table 6).
Then, we observe the loss of voluntary manipulation of objects, presence of stereotypies in the upper limbs, and ataxia of the trunk and gait.
There may be automatic obedience or exaggerated cooperation, echopraxia, echolalia or stereotypies.