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Meaning of DELIRIUM

Pronunciation:  di'leereeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
  2. [n]  state of violent mental agitation
 

DELIRIUM is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: craze, frenzy, fury, hysteria
 
 See Also: disturbance, folie, mania, manic disorder, mental disorder, mental disturbance, nympholepsy, psychological disorder

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*lir"i*um\, n. [L., fr. delirare to rave, to wander
in mind, prop., to go out of the furrow in plowing; de- +
lira furrow, track; perh. akin to G. geleise track, rut, and
E. last to endure.]
1. (Med.) A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and
   actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental
   aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, -- usually
   dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so
   distinguished from mania, or madness.

2. Strong excitement; wild enthusiasm; madness.

         The popular delirium [of the French Revolution] at
         first caught his enthusiastic mind.   --W. Irving.

         The delirium of the preceding session (of
         Parliament).                          --Morley.

{Delirium tremens}. [L., trembling delirium] (Med.), a
   violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged
   use of intoxicating liquors.



{Traumatic delirium} (Med.), a variety of delirium following
   injury.

Syn: Insanity; frenzy; madness; derangement; aberration;
     mania; lunacy; fury. See {Insanity}.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

An embedding coordinate language for parallel programming, implemented on sequent symmetry, cray, bbn butterfly.

["Parallel Programming with Coordination Structures", S. Lucco et al, 18th POPL, pp.197-208 (1991)].

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Delirium is a clinical syndrome characterized by disordered cognition (thinking, perception, and memory). Delirium is often associated with persecutory delusions and perceptual disturbances (visual and/or auditory illusions and hallucinations). The DSM of the American Psychiatric Association has a summary of diagnostic criteria for delirium.
 
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