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psychopathology

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noun psy·cho·pa·thol·o·gy \ˌsī-kō-pə-ˈthä-lə-jē, -pa-\

Definition of psychopathology

  1. :  the study of psychological and behavioral dysfunction occurring in mental disorder or in social disorganization; also :  such dysfunction

psy·cho·path·o·log·i·cal play \-ˌpa-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also psy·cho·path·o·log·ic play \-jik\ adjective
psy·cho·path·o·log·i·cal·ly play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
psy·cho·pa·thol·o·gist play \-pə-ˈthä-lə-jist, -pa-\ noun


Origin of psychopathology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1847


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psychopathology

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noun psy·cho·pa·thol·o·gy \ˌsī-kō-pə-ˈthäl-ə-jē, -pa-\

Medical Definition of psychopathology

plural psy·cho·pa·thol·o·gies

  1. 1:  the study of psychological and behavioral dysfunction occurring in mental disorder or in social disorganization

  2. 2:  disordered psychological and behavioral functioning (as in mental disorder) <the theory that holidays are associated with an increased incidence of psychopathologyScience News>




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