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Gan·ser syndrome

or  Gan*ser's syndrome  n :  a pattern of psychopathological behavior characterized by the giving of approximate answers (as 2 × 2 = about 5) and found in prisoners and in others who consciously or unconsciously seek to give misleading information regarding their mental state
Ganser, Sigbert Joseph Maria (1853-1931),
German psychiatrist. In 1898 Ganser described the syndrome that now bears his name.

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