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1. Music A contrapuntal musical composition whose basic structure consists of a theme or themes stated successively in different voices.
2. Psychiatry A dissociative state, usually caused by trauma, marked by sudden travel or wandering away from home and an inability to remember one's past.
[Italian fuga (influenced by French fugue, from Italian fuga), from Latin, flight.]
fu′gal (fyo͞o′gəl) adj.
fugu′ist (fyo͞o′gĭst) n.
1. (Classical Music) a musical form consisting essentially of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below the continuing first statement
2. (Psychiatry) psychiatry a dreamlike altered state of consciousness, lasting from a few hours to several days, during which a person loses his or her memory for his or her previous life and often wanders away from home
[C16: from French, from Italian fuga, from Latin: a running away, flight]
1. a polyphonic composition based upon one, two, or more themes, which are enunciated by several voices or parts in turn, subjected to contrapuntal treatment.
2. a period of amnesia during which the affected person seems to be conscious and to make rational decisions: upon recovery, the period is not remembered.
[1590–1600; < French < Italian fuga < Latin: flight]
A composition of many parts on a short theme and using counterpoint.
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|Noun||1.||fugue - dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who they are and leaves home to creates a new life; during the fugue there is no memory of the former life; after recovering there is no memory for events during the dissociative state|
dissociative disorder - dissociation so severe that the usually integrated functions of consciousness and perception of self break down
|2.||fugue - a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days|
|3.||fugue - a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement|
fugue[fjuːg] N → fuga f
Las becas Fulbright son concedidas por el gobierno de Estados Unidos a licenciados nacionales y extranjeros con el fin de facilitar la ampliación de estudios y el acceso a la investigación o la enseñanza dentro del país. Miles de personas se han beneficiado de estas becas desde que se introdujo el programa Fulbright en 1946, como parte de la legislación establecida por el senador J. William Fulbright, un hombre de estado demócrata con gran experiencia en política exterior.
fugue[ˈfjuːg] n → fugue f
n (Mus) → Fuge f