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  • n. word salad: a nonsensical assemblage of words, typical of mental disorders such as schizophrenia.


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  • A confused, and often repetitious, language that is symptomatic of various mental illnesses. It is characterized by an apparently confused usage of words with no apparent meaning or relationship attached to them. In this context, it is considered to be a symptom of a formal thought disorder.

    January 29, 2009