dissociation

(redirected from dissociation of personality)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

dis·so·ci·a·tion

 (dĭ-sō′sē-ā′shən, -shē-)
n.
1. The act of dissociating or the condition of having been dissociated.
2. Chemistry
a. The process by which the action of a solvent or a change in physical condition, as in pressure or temperature, causes a molecule to split into simpler groups of atoms, single atoms, or ions.
b. The separation of an electrolyte into ions of opposite charge.
3. Psychiatry A disintegration or fragmentation of the mind in which memories, thoughts, or aspects of the personality become disconnected, as in multiple personality disorder or some kinds of amnesia.

dis·so′ci·a′tive (-ə-tĭv) adj.

dissociation

(dɪˌsəʊsɪˈeɪʃən; -ʃɪ-)
n
1. the act of dissociating or the state of being dissociated
2. (Chemistry) chem
a. a reversible chemical change of the molecules of a single compound into two or more other molecules, atoms, ions, or radicals
b. any decomposition of the molecules of a single compound into two or more other compounds, atoms, ions, or radicals
3. (Chemistry) separation of molecules or atoms that occurs when a liquid or solid changes to a gas
4. (Psychiatry) psychiatry the separation of a group of mental processes or ideas from the rest of the personality, so that they lead an independent existence, as in cases of multiple personality

dis•so•ci•a•tion

(dɪˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃiˈeɪ-)

n.
1. an act or instance of dissociating.
2. the state of being dissociated; disjunction; separation.
3. the decomposition of a substance into simpler molecules or atoms with the addition of heat or energy.
4. the splitting off of a group of mental processes from the main body of consciousness, as in amnesia or certain forms of hysteria.
[1605–15; < Latin dissociātiō]

dis·so·ci·a·tion

(dĭ-sō′sē-ā′shən)
The separation of a substance into two or more simpler substances, or of a molecule into atoms or ions, by the action of heat or a chemical process. Dissociation is usually reversible.

dissociation

The breaking down of a molecule into smaller molecules, atoms or ions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dissociation - the act of removing from association
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
2.dissociation - a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
compartmentalisation, compartmentalization - a mild state of dissociation
dissociative disorder - dissociation so severe that the usually integrated functions of consciousness and perception of self break down
3.dissociation - (chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

dissociation

Translations
Dissoziation
dissociatiescheiding

dissociation

[dɪˌsəʊsɪˈeɪʃən] Ndisociación f

dissociation

[dɪˌsəʊʃiˈeɪʃən dɪˌsəʊsiˈeɪʃən] ndissociation f
dissociation from sb/sth → dissociation de qn/qch

dissociation

nTrennung f, → Dissoziation f (geh, Chem, Psych)

dissociation

[dɪˌsəʊsɪˈeɪʃn] ndissociazione f

dis·so·ci·a·tion

, disassociation
1. n. disociación.
2. acción y efecto de separar;
3. descomposición de un agregado molecular en otros más sencillos;
separación inconsciente de la personalidad propia de la esquizofrenia, con efectos que resultan en un trastorno de las asociaciones del pensamiento;
atrial ______ atrial;
atrioventricular ______ atrioventricular;
pupillary light-near ______ pupilar por cercanía de luz;
sleep ______ del sueño;
visual-kinetic ______ visual quinética.

dissociation

n (psych) disociación f
References in periodicals archive ?
Recent theoretical work proposes that PTSD occurs within the context of a trauma-related structural dissociation of personality, with anxiety symptoms occurring within the context of posttraumatic dissociative pathology, he said.