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Dissociation definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISSOCIATION, n. The act of disuniting; a state of separation; disunion.
It will add to the dissociation, distraction and confusion of these confederate republics.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the act of removing from association
2: a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently [syn: dissociation, disassociation]
3: (chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1611 1. the act or process of dissociating ; the state of being dissociated: as a. the process by which a chemical combination breaks up into simpler constituents; especially one that results from the action of energy (as heat) on a gas or of a solvent on a dissolved substance b. the separation of whole segments of the personality (as in multiple personality disorder) or of discrete mental processes (as in the schizophrenias) from the mainstream of consciousness or of behavior 2. the property inherent in some biological stocks (as of certain bacteria) of differentiating into two or more distinct and relatively permanent strains; also such a strain dissociative adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the act or an instance of dissociating. 2 Psychol. the state of suffering from dissociated personality.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dissociation Dis*so`ci*a"tion (?; 106), n. [L. dissociatio: cf. F. dissociation.] 1. The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion. It will add infinitely dissociation, distraction, and confusion of these confederate republics. --Burke. 2. (Chem.) The process by which a compound body breaks up into simpler constituents; -- said particularly of the action of heat on gaseous or volatile substances; as, the dissociation of the sulphur molecules; the dissociation of ammonium chloride into hydrochloric acid and ammonia.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see dissociate

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Disunion, separation, severance, serving, dividing, disjoining, dissevering, parting, sundering, detachment, disconnection.

Moby Thesaurus

alienation, alpha decay, alternating personality, atom-chipping, atom-smashing, atomic disintegration, atomic reaction, atomization, autism, autistic thinking, avoidance mechanism, beta decay, blame-shifting, bombardment, breeding, bullet, catalysis, catalyst, chain reaction, cleavage, compensation, decay, decompensation, defense mechanism, depersonalization, dereism, dereistic thinking, dialysis, disassociation, disconnection, discreteness, disintegration series, disjunction, disjuncture, displacement, dissociation of personality, double personality, dual personality, emotional dissociation, emotional insulation, escape, escape into fantasy, escape mechanism, escapism, exchange reaction, fantasizing, fantasy, fission, fission reaction, flight, gamma decay, hydrolysis, hydrolyst, immateriality, impertinence, inapplicability, inappositeness, inconnection, inconsequence, independence, ionization, irrelation, irrelevance, isolation, mental dissociation, multiple personality, negativism, neutron reaction, nonreversible reaction, nuclear fission, nucleization, overcompensation, paranoia, paranoid personality, personality disorganization, photodisintegration, photolysis, projection, proton gun, proton reaction, psychotaxis, rationalization, resistance, reversible reaction, schizoid personality, schizoidism, schizophrenia, schizothymia, separateness, sociological adjustive reactions, split personality, splitting, splitting the atom, stimulation, sublimation, substitution, target, thermolysis, thermonuclear reaction, unconnectedness, unrelatedness, wish-fulfillment fantasy, wishful thinking, withdrawal

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