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Definition of the noun acrophobia

What does acrophobia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acrophobias

  1. a morbid fear of great heights
    • example: I have acrophobia.
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic term: simple phobia = any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli

Game

"Acrophobia" is an online multiplayer word game. The game was originally conceived by Anthony Shubert, now Andrea Shubert, and programmed by Kenrick Mock and Michelle Hoyle in 1995. Originally available over Internet Relay Chat, the game has since been developed into a number of variants, as a download, playable through a browser, via Twitter or through Facebook.

Film

"Acrophobia" a.k.a. "Miedo a las Alturas" is a short film, directed by H.J Leonard.

Place

Acrophobia is the name for a free-fall tower ride located at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell. The attraction was designed by Intamin of Switzerland, and is marketed by Intamin's Liechtenstein-based subsidiary Ride Trade. When Acrophobia opened to the public in the spring of 2001, it became the first free-fall attraction of its kind in the world.

Printed books with definitions for Acrophobia

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Google previewMind and Its Disorders: a Text-book for Students and Practitioners (1908)

by William Henry Butter Stoddart

Acrophobia is an abnormal fear of heights; nyctophobia, fear of the dark. Some people have a similar sense of oppression when they are in a church or a theatre , crossing a bridge or in a crowd. Stage fright is a phenomenon of like nature.

Google previewAmerican Medicine (1922)

Acrophobia is the fear of high places, and nyctophobia is the fear of the dark. Some people have this same feeling of oppression and anxiety when they are in a church or a theater. Some have the fear of crossing a bridge or being in a crowd.

Google previewStudy Resource for Ciccarelli's Psychology: An Exploration (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Most peopleexperience a degree ...

Google previewIntroducing Psychology, Brain, Person, Group (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Most people experience a degree of natural fear ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (2012)

Nursing, Nursing by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Acrophobiasufferers can experience a ...

Google previewAbnormal Psychology in a Changing World (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Most people experience a degree of ...

Google previewMedical Coding Specialists's Exam Review-Physician (2011)

by Lynette Olsen

Acrophobia is a fear of heights. Somatoform disorders (300.8) are disorders evidenced in physical symptoms. This includes hypochondriasis, which is an abnormal preoccupation with illnesses and physical problems. In a conversion disorder, ...

Google previewPsychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Most people experience a degree of ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: The World of Psychology by Wood, ISBN 9780205532544 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Acrophobia sufferers can experience a panic ...

Google previewIntroduction to Psychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Most people experience a degree of ...

Google previewWorld of Psychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Psychology by Lester A. Lefton, ISBN 9780205595310 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Acrophobia sufferers can experience a panic ...

Google previewThe Daily Discipler (2005)

Daily Readings That Will Give You A Solid Foundation in the Christian Faith by Neil T. Anderson

Acrophobia is a fear of high places. Claustrophobia is a fear of enclosed places. Xenophobia is the fear of strangers. In order for a fear object to be legitimate, it must be perceived as imminent (present) and potent (powerful). For most people ...

Google previewMind and its disorders (1908)

by William Henry Butter Stoddart

Acrophobia is an abnormal fear of heights ; nyctophobia, fear of the dark. Some people have a similar sense of oppression when they are in a church or a theatre , crossing a bridge or in a crowd. Stage fright is a phenomenon of like nature.

Google previewe-Study Guide for Psychology: An Exploration, textbook by Saundra K. Ciccarelli (2013)

Psychology, Psychology by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fearof heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Most people experience a degree of ...

Google previewInvitation to Psychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Most people experience a degree of ...

Google previewPsychology, Core Concepts (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Most people experience a degree of ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Abnormal Psychology: by Gerald C. Davison, ISBN 9780471479581 (2014)

Psychology, Abnormal psychology by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Most people experiencea degree of ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Introduction to Psychology by Rod Plotnik, ISBN 9780495103189 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Most people experiencea degree of ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Introduction to Psychology by Rod Plotnik, ISBN 9780495103172 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Most people experiencea degree of ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Psychology by Douglas Bernstein, ISBN 9780547048116 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and ...

Google previewMedical Jurisprudence of Insanity (1898)

Or, Forensic Psychiatry by Shobal Vail Clevenger, Frank Hunter Bowlby

Acrophobia is a term applied to the fear of high places. A clergyman who had been thrown from a buggy was never able thereafter to ride behind a horse. The idiosyncrasies against milk, fruits, and flowers, which in some persons amount to ...

Google previewNeeb's Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing (2015)

Nursing, Nursing by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acrophobia: Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights.

Google previewThe British Medical Journal (1907)

Acrophobia is a fear of heights, and so on ad infinitum. Loss of control of emotional reaction in general is an early symptom of loss of will power. It occurs most typically in general paralysls, chronic alcoholism, and slight maniacal conditions.

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The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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