dissociation

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French dissociation, from Latin dissociātiō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪˌsəʊʃɪieɪʃən/ (UK)
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

NounEdit

dissociation (countable and uncountable, plural dissociations)

  1. The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion.
  2. (chemistry) The process by which a compound body breaks up into simpler constituents; said particularly of the action of heat on gaseous or volatile substances.
    the dissociation of the sulphur molecules
    the dissociation of ammonium chloride into hydrochloric acid and ammonia
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. (psychology) A defence mechanism where certain thoughts or mental processes are compartmentalised in order to avoid emotional stress to the conscious mind.
    • 1999, Joan d'Arc and Al Hidell, The Conspiracy Reader: From the Deaths of JFK and John Lennon to Government-Sponsored Alien Cover-Ups
      Project MONARCH could be best described as a form of structured dissociation and occultic integration, carried out in order to compartmentalize the mind into multiple personalities within a systematic framework.

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dissociation c (singular definite dissociationen, plural indefinite dissociationer)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dissociatio.

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dissociation f (plural dissociations)

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