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al·ien·a·tion

 (āl′yə-nā′shən, ā′lē-ə-)
n.
1. The act of alienating or the condition of being alienated; estrangement: Alcoholism often leads to the alienation of family and friends.
2. Emotional isolation or dissociation.
3. Law The act of transferring property or title to it to another.
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alienation

(ˌeɪljəˈneɪʃən; ˌeɪlɪə-)
n
1. a turning away; estrangement
2. the state of being an outsider or the feeling of being isolated, as from society
3. (Psychiatry) psychiatry a state in which a person's feelings are inhibited so that eventually both the self and the external world seem unreal
4. (Law) law
a. the transfer of property, as by conveyance or will, into the ownership of another
b. the right of an owner to dispose of his property
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al•ien•a•tion

(ˌeɪl yəˈneɪ ʃən, ˌeɪ li ə-)

n.
1. the act of alienating; the state of being alienated.
2. Law. a transfer of the title to property by one person to another; conveyance.
3. the state of being withdrawn from the objective world.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
al′ien•a`tive, adj.
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alienation

abalienation.
See also: Separation
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1. A concept first introduced by Marx and since used in a variety of contexts. Loosely defined, it means the separation of the individual from important aspects of the external world accompanied by a feeling of powerlessness or lack of control. A person may feel alienated from themselves or from society.
2. A state in which a person feels detached from the outside world and sometimes from his or her own feelings.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alienation - the feeling of being alienated from other peoplealienation - the feeling of being alienated from other people
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
isolation - a feeling of being disliked and alone
2.alienation - separation resulting from hostilityalienation - separation resulting from hostility
isolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
3.alienation - (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to anotheralienation - (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another; "the power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership"
transference, transfer - transferring ownership
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
4.alienation - the action of alienatingalienation - the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly; "his behavior alienated the other students"
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
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alienation

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alienation

noun
1. The act of estranging or the condition of being estranged:
2. An interruption in friendly relations:
3. Psychology. Serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely:
Psychiatry: mania.
Psychology: aberration.
4. Law. A making over of legal ownership or title:
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Translations
تَباعُد، جَفَاء، تَغْرِيب
odcizení
frastødelsefremmedgørelse
AbalienationEntfremdung
alijenacija
elidegenítés
fráhverfing, firring
odcudzenie
yabancılaşma

alienation

[ˌeɪlɪəˈneɪʃən] N
1. (Pol, Philos) → alienación f, enajenación f
feelings of alienation (from society)sentimientos mpl de alienación or enajenación (social)
2. (= estrangement) [of friend] → alejamiento m
3. (Jur) → enajenación f, traspaso m
4. (Med) → enajenación f mental
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

alienation

[ˌeɪliəˈneɪʃən] naliénation f
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alienation

n
Entfremdung f(from von); (Theat) → Distanzierung f; alienation effectVerfremdungseffekt m; alienation of affections (Jur) → Entfremdung f
(Jur, of property) → Übertragung f
(Psych) → Alienation f
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alienation

[ˌeɪlɪəˈneɪʃn] nalienazione f
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alien

(ˈeiliən) adjective
foreign. alien customs.
noun
1. a foreigner. Aliens are not welcome there.
2. a creature from another planet. aliens from outer space; He claims that he was abducted by aliens.
ˈalienate (-neit) verb
to make someone feel unfriendly to one. He alienated his wife by his cruelty to her.
ˌalieˈnation noun
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a·li·en·a·tion

n. separación;
ofuscación.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

alienation

n (psych) alienación f, aislamiento emocional
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The deliberate anachronisms in the dialogue are down to writers Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara -- but Lanthimos adds his own alienation effect in the striking use of extreme-wide-angle and fisheye lenses, dwarfing the characters in baroque, funhouse-mirror images.
Bertolt Brecht's idea of the alienation effect also played an important role in shaping Zhang's intellectual pursuits and artistic expression.
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They also induce the "alienation effect": that detachment from empathy created by the abrupt shot by shot edits and lack of resounding closure.
In order to maintain the Alienation Effect formed by multiple role casting, characters are performed by different performers; or similarly, actors/actresses act different characters throughout the play.