automatic speech

(redirected from nonpropositional speech)

automatic speech

speech composed of or containing words or phrases, such as numbers, the alphabet, or greetings, that are overlearned and spoken rotely.

au·to·mat·ic speech

(aw'tō-mat'ik spēch)
Overlearned or low-content language that can be produced with little awareness of meaning, such as consecutive numbers, days of the week, verses, prayers, expletives, or other common expressions.
Synonym(s): nonpropositional speech.
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