monomania


mono·ma·nia

noun \ˌmä-nə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\

Definition of MONOMANIA

1
:  mental illness especially when limited in expression to one idea or area of thought
2
:  excessive concentration on a single object or idea
mono·ma·ni·ac \-nē-ˌak\ noun or adjective
mono·ma·ni·a·cal \-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective
mono·ma·ni·a·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of MONOMANIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1823

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

mono·ma·nia

noun \ˌmän-ə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MONOMANIA

: mental disorder especially when limited in expression to one idea or area of thought

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