an exaggerated perception, for example, expansion of an isolated idea into a complex philosophical system; seen in paranoia.
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hy·per·gno·sis(hī'pĕrg-nō'sis), In the diphthong gn, the g is silent only at the beginning of a word.
1. Projection of inner conflicts into the environment.
2. Exaggerated perception, such as the expansion of an isolated thought.
[hyper- + G. gnōsis, knowledge]
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