monomania


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monomania

 [mon″o-ma´ne-ah]
a form of mental disorder characterized by preoccupation with one subject or idea.

mon·o·ma·ni·a

(mon'ō-mā'nē-ă),
An obsession or abnormally extreme enthusiasm for a single idea or subject; a psychosis marked by the limitation of the symptoms rather strictly to a certain group, as the delusion in paranoia.
[mono- + G. mania, frenzy]

monomania

(mŏn′ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
1. Pathological obsession with one idea or subject.
2. Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea.

mon′o·ma′ni·ac′ (-mā′nē-ăk′) n.
mon′o·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.
mon′o·ma·ni′a·cal·ly adv.

mon·o·ma·ni·a

(mon'ō-mā'nē-ă)
An obsession or abnormal enthusiasm for a single idea or subject; a psychosis marked by limitation of symptoms to a certain group, as the delusion in paranoia.
[mono- + G. mania, frenzy]
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Koestler, on the other hand, appears to have modeled elements of Rubashov's outlook on Ahab's monomania; to have been aware of the similarities between Ishmael's and his own earlier inclination toward totalitarianism; to have sought, like Ishmael, to confess the worst of his past complicity, and to believe, on the whole, that he is now beyond it all.
(38) La "monomania triste" fue un termino introducido por Esquirol para designar la melancolia, la cual era provocada por una pasion triste u opresiva y se caracterizaba por un delirio fijo.
For postmodernist and poststructuralist accounts of the genre, see Tucker, "From Monomania to Monologue"; Herbert F.
Y, por otro lado, son herederas de lo que en la psiquiatria del siglo xixse conocia como las "locuras parciales" (folies partielles) o, tambien, como las famosas "monomanias" de Esquirol, al igual que de la doctrina de las constituciones y de la caracterologia de finales del siglo xix y principios del xx.
Classic black and silver pinstripe wallpaper sets the tone for this sophisticated 'MonoMania' living room which contrasts a black sofa and armchair in lush buttoned leather with a white marble-topped coffee and side tables.
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De forma esquematica, pode-se dizer que a monomania do capitao revela-se tanto na leitura estavel e, mais importante, metafisica que faz da baleia branca, quanto no modo como sua conduta acaba por transforma-lo no ponto de convergencia de todas as vidas que ali se encontram.
Esquirol (1838) propoe o termo monomania que designa um estado anormal da sensibilidade fisica ou moral, com um delirio circunscrito e fixo.
Las formas elementales consolida con gran lustre el corazon de su trabajo, la "monomania" de la ultima parte de su vida: descubrir los elementos constitutivos de la religion y, por ende, de lo social.
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The horizontal charting the truth of the middle--in medias res, the truth of time in time, the middle class as it exists appositionally, working so in the midst, and seeing from there, the distortion at the top inversely coded in the play at bottom, Ahab's monomania the sole fuel for the crew.