Meaning of “schizophrenia” in the English Dictionary

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"schizophrenia" in British English

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schizophrenianoun [ U ]

uk /ˌskɪt.səˈfriː.ni.ə/ us /ˌskɪt.səˈfriː.ni.ə/

a serious mental illness in which someone cannot understand what is real and what is imaginary:

paranoid schizophrenia

informal behaviour in which a person appears to have two different personalities

(Definition of “schizophrenia” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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schizophrenianoun [ U ]

us /ˌskɪt·səˈfri·ni·ə/ medical

a mental illness in which a person’s thoughts and feelings are not related to reality

(Definition of “schizophrenia” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)