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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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All participants met these criteria within 11 training sessions with one exception: Participant AEA engaged in high rates of manual stereotypy that interfered with playing the games.
4) Among 64 participants with ASD, there was a decrease in aggression, stereotypy, off-task behavior, and elopement, and improvements in on-task and motor behavior such as playing catch.
For instance, stereotypy performance, self-directed behavior, and reproductive failure may indicate poor welfare states, however they also lack temporal or stimulus specificity and so cannot be easily attributable to a direct cause (Mason, 2006; von Borell et al.
Although the target behavior was stereotypy in the study, advance notice resulted in the participant initiating the next activity more quickly, which is a response incompatible with noncompliance.
Experience in psychiatry ward showing significant negative attitude in stereotypy.
NMDA antagonists block expression of sensitisation of amphetamine an apomorphine-induced stereotypy.
When in vivo instruction started, Clay did not engage in stereotypy but rather attended to the researcher's verbal and gestural prompts and quickly mastered the skills.
According to DSM-5 criteria, the clinical presentation is dominated by the presence of at least three of the following symptoms: stupor, catalepsy, waxy flexibility, mutism, negativism, posturing, mannerism, stereotypy, agitation not influenced by external stimuli, grimacing, echolalia, and echopraxia (4, 6).
Perseveration in a guessing task by laying hens selected for high or low levels of feather pecking does not support classification of feather pecking as a stereotypy.