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Meaning of "idiopathy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IDIOPATHY

idiopathy  [ˌɪdɪˈɒpəθɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IDIOPATHY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Idiopathy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IDIOPATHY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Idiopathic

An idiopathic disease or condition is one whose cause is not known or one that arises spontaneously. From Greek ἴδιος idios "one's own" and πάθος pathos "suffering", it means approximately "a disease of its own kind". It is technically a term from nosology, the classification of disease. For some medical conditions, one or more causes are somewhat understood, but in a certain percentage of people with the condition, the cause may not be readily apparent or characterized. In these cases, the origin of the condition is said to be idiopathic. With some medical conditions, the root cause for a large percentage of all cases has not been established—for example, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis or ankylosing spondylitis; the majority of these cases are deemed idiopathic. With other conditions, idiopathic cases account for only a small percentage. Regarding a particular condition or disease, as more root causes are discovered the percentage of cases designated "idiopathic" decreases. The word essential is sometimes synonymous with idiopathic, and the same is true of primary.

Definition of idiopathy in the English dictionary

The definition of idiopathy in the dictionary is any disease of unknown cause.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IDIOPATHY


allelopathy
ˌælɪˈlɒpəθɪ
allopathy
əˈlɒpəθɪ
cardiomyopathy
ˌkɑːdɪəʊmaɪˈɒpəθɪ
cardiopathy
ˌkɑːdɪˈɒpəθɪ
enantiopathy
ɛnˌæntɪˈɒpəθɪ
encephalopathy
ɛnˌsɛfəˈlɒpəθɪ
enteropathy
ˌentəˈrɒpəθɪ
homeopathy
ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθɪ
homoeopathy
ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθɪ
myelopathy
ˌmaɪəˈlɒpəθɪ
myocardiopathy
ˌmaɪəʊˌkɑːdɪˈɒpəθɪ
myopathy
maɪˈɒpəθɪ
naturopathy
ˌneɪtʃəˈrɒpəθɪ
nephropathy
nɛfˈrɒpəθɪ
neuropathy
njʊˈrɒpəθɪ
osteopathy
ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθɪ
retinopathy
ˌrɛtɪˈnɒpəθɪ
sociopathy
ˌsəʊsɪˈɒpəθɪ
theopathy
θɪˈɒpəθɪ
zoopathy
zəʊˈɒpəθɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IDIOPATHY

idiom
idiomatic
idiomatical
idiomatically
idiomaticalness
idiomorphic
idiomorphically
idiomorphism
idiopathic
idiopathies
idiophone
idiophonic
idioplasm
idioplasmatic
idioplasmic
idiosyncrasies
idiosyncrasy
idiosyncratic
idiosyncratically
idiot

WORDS THAT END LIKE IDIOPATHY

adenopathy
antipathy
apathy
arthropathy
bovine spongiform encephalopathy
cranial osteopathy
empathy
endocrinopathy
haemoglobinopathy
hemoglobinopathy
hydropathy
kinesipathy
myalgic encephalopathy
naprapathy
protopathy
psychopathy
swathy
sympathy
tea and sympathy
telepathy
transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

Synonyms and antonyms of idiopathy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «idiopathy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IDIOPATHY

Find out the translation of idiopathy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of idiopathy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «idiopathy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自发病
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

idiopathy
570 millions of speakers

English

idiopathy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

idiopathy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اعتلال ذاتي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

idiopathy
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

idiopáticos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রোগের কারণ জানা যায়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

idiopathique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Idiopati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

idiopathy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

特発性疾患
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

idiopathy
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Idiopathy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

idiopathy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நோய்க்குறி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आयडियप्पीपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

idiopathy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

idiopathy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

idiopathy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

idiopathy
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

idiopathy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

idiopathy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

idiopathy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

idiopathy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

idiopathy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of idiopathy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IDIOPATHY»

The term «idiopathy» is used very little and occupies the 184.787 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IDIOPATHY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «idiopathy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «idiopathy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about idiopathy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IDIOPATHY»

Discover the use of idiopathy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to idiopathy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Idiopathy
Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award 2013, this bitterly humorous debut is a novel of love, narcissism, and ailing cattle.
Sam Byers, 2013
2
Diagnose: A Journey With No Name to the End of Idiopathy, ...
An amazing true story with pieces of a puzzle so hazardous that are silently crawling into the veins of Humanity.
Susan, 2012
3
The Westminster Review
... much short of angry resistance, for the earnest and intelligent exercise of its own powers. This grievous evil, which nobody anticipates at the outset, comes of employing an official body so constituted that its peculiarity of feeling, its idiopathy, ...
‎1854
4
Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell
With remarkable candor, Angel reflects on the history of her encounters and beliefs, and shows how our lives are shaped by the words we use and the stories we tell.
Katherine Angel, 2013
5
Burial Rites: A Novel
Riveting and rich with lyricism, BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place, and asks the question, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?
Hannah Kent, 2013
6
The Western Dental Journal
his fellow-men had been shattered. Now some may surmise that my idiosyncrasy is regard for the truth, but it is not. Our profession has a large number of men who are in a lamentable state of idiopathy, inasmuch as we do not see their faces ...
‎1893
7
Golden Boy: A Novel
Written by twenty-six-year-old rising star Abigail Tarttelin, Golden Boy is a novel you’ll read in one sitting but will never forget; at once a riveting tale of a family in crisis, a fascinating exploration of identity, and a coming-of ...
Abigail Tarttelin, 2013
8
The Lancet
These considerations appear to afford an adequate explanation of the production of asthma by fatigue. A toxic idiopathy or hypersensitiveness to a certain protein, according to certain French authors, depends in part upon the fact that the ...
‎1921
9
The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal
This moral idiopathy, which neither proceeds from nor depends on any other disease, — this itch for seeing memorable places, from which its possessors relieve themselves instinctively, as cattle rub against a post, is peculiarly English.
‎1833
10
Dictionary of the Spanish and English Language: Wherein the ...
Idiopathy, a disease peculiar to some particular part of the body. - IDIOT A, sm. Idiot, fool, an ignorant person. IDIOTE'Z, sf. Idiotism, silliness, ignorance. IDIOTJ Mio.sm. 1. Idiotism, peculiarity of expression. 2. Folly, natural imbecility of mind.
Henry Neuman, Giuseppe Marco Antonio Barretti, 1832

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IDIOPATHY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term idiopathy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Paperback Row
IDIOPATHY, by Sam Byers. (Faber & Faber, $15.) In this debut novel, three characters — a former couple, now estranged, and their mutual ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
2
Only a society as fearful of fornication as ours could have a prize for …
While Dan Greenburg's What Do Women Want? throbs with authorial lust, Sam Byers' rather brilliant Idiopathy treats the same subject with a ... «The Independent, Nov 14»
3
Theater season shines with variety
Worthwhile productions like “Souvenir” with April Woodall at Montgomery Theatre and Ionesco's “Rhinoceros” from Idiopathy Ridiculopathy ... «The Delaware County Daily Times, Sep 14»
4
Filer and McBride among SoA award winners
... Byers for Idiopathy (Fourth Estate), Mave Fellowes for Chaplin & Company (Vintage) and Matt Greene for Ostrich (Weidenfeld & Nicolson). «The Bookseller, Jun 14»
5
The Body Is A Lever: An Interview With Sam Byers
Sam Byers' debut novel, Idiopathy, is a glibly-humorous portrait of thirtysomething discontent - a wry examination of boredom and narcissism in ... «The Quietus, May 14»
6
The Desmond Elliott Prize 2014: reviews of longlisted titles
Idiopathy by Sam Byers: "Brimming with comic brio and nuanced psychological insight, Idiopathy signals the arrival of an exciting new talent," ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 14»
7
Writer's joy at booking place in finals
All entries are by residents of the UK and Ireland and Ms Clanchy's competitors for the Costa First Novel prize are Sam Byers for Idiopathy, ... «Oxford Mail, Nov 13»
8
Costa Book Awards 2013: reviews of shortlisted titles
Idiopathy, by Sam Byers: "Brimming with comic brio and nuanced psychological insight, Idiopathy signals the arrival of an exciting new talent," ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Nov 13»
9
Never mum on medical mumbo jumbo
She happened to overhear a consultant remarking to a junior, “Idiopathy” referring to her husband. When her enthusiastic brother deciphered it ... «The New Indian Express, Sep 13»
10
Guardian first book award 2013: finding the 10th title
... savagely brilliant satire of modern life" Idiopathy to Leon Hughes's "beautiful, haunting" Wings of Contrition the list spanned the publishing ... «The Guardian, Jul 13»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Idiopathy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/idiopathy>. Oct 2019 ».
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