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word salad

 [werd sal´ad]
an incoherent jumble of words and neologisms, such as that observed in advanced schizophrenia; called also schizophasia.
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word sal·ad

(werd sal'ăd),
A jumble of meaningless and unrelated words emitted by people with certain kinds of schizophrenia.
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word salad

A mixture of neologisms, words and phrases that lack meaning. Word salads are characterised by loosening of associations, shifting of topics that may progress to near incoherence and a lack of logical connection; they typically accompany disordered thought processes, such as presents in schizophrenia.
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word salad

Psychiatry A mixture of neologisms, words, and phrases that lack comprehensive meaning or logical coherence; WSs are characterized by loosening of associations, shifting of topics that may progress to near incoherence, and a lack of logical connection; WSs are typical of disordered thought processes–eg, schizophrenia. Cf Witzelsucht.
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word sal·ad

(wŏrd sal'ăd)
A jumble of meaningless and unrelated words emitted by people with certain kinds of schizophrenia.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Word salad

Speech that is so disorganized that it makes no linguistic or grammatical sense.
Mentioned in: Schizophrenia
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