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fugue

 (fyo͞og)
n.
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.
fu′gal·ly adv.
fugue v.
fugu′ist (fyo͞o′gĭst) n.
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fugue

(fjuːɡ)
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]
ˈfugueˌlike adj
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fugue

(fyug)

n.
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]
fugue′like`, adj.
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fugue

A composition of many parts on a short theme and using counterpoint.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
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"
3.fugue - a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement
classical, classical music, serious music - traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
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Translations

fugue

[fjuːg] Nfuga f
FULBRIGHT
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.
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

fugue

[ˈfjuːg] nfugue f
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fugue

n (Mus) → Fuge f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

fugue

[fjuːg] n (Mus) → fuga
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Rubin said Gargiulo may have been in a "fugue state" and didn't know where he was when he was in Murphy's apartment.
As detectives attempt to extract a confession, Joan drifts into a fugue state of fractured reminiscence, flashing back to 1938 when she studied natural sciences at Cambridge.
"Suspiria" begins with the arrival of American dance student Susie (Dakota Johnson) at a venerable German dance academy, just as Patricia (Chlo Grace Moretz), a traumatized student, is seen fleeing in a fugue state. Set in a divided Berlin, the story takes place against the backdrop of the October 1977 hijacking of Lufthansa flight 181 by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a group that sought the release of members of the Red Army Faction (aka the Baader-Meinhof Gang).
Jason (Nicholas Pinnock) delivers some news to Marcella (Anna Friel) in such a vile way that it sends her into another fugue state.
My mind entered a sort of fugue state, and I looked back on my life and realized it had been a darn good ride.
Finally, after telling the consulate staff he "was desperate and hungry, in the country illegally, and had beenin a fugue state, for weeks," they helped him get home.
"I wrote this in a fugue state, not realising what I was writing," Tan, 65, said."It wasn't until I was done that I became a little distressed and thought, wait a minute, this is going to be published?" Tan realised she'd unintentionally written a memoir.
Early on, there's talk of "a fugue state", a kind of amnesiac trance where memories blur -- and that's what the film sorely lacks, that dreamlike sense of identity melting away.
Expressions describing deja vu are different from those connected with a fugue state. Deja vu comes over, assaults or haunts the last gentleman (LG 11, 14, 90), while Will falls into, lapses into or goes into the state of fugue (LG 12, 22, 270).
Maybe even in something of a fugue state.--David C.