dissociation


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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 classic literature ?
It was expected the Professor would shortly read to the Academy of Sciences a sensational paper on his new theory,--the Dissociation of Matter,--a theory destined to overthrow from its base the whole of official science, which based itself on the principle of the Conservation of Energy.
Here then, he sat a while and panted; but now his thoughts were sensibly lightened; now, with the trunk standing just inside the door, some part of his dissociation from the house of crime had been effected, and the cabman need not pass the garden wall.
He leant back against the hives, and with upturned face made observations on the stars, whose cold pulses were beating amid the black hollows above, in serene dissociation from these two wisps of human life.
Danylchuk and Connors present readers with a comprehensive examination of the theory and practice of treating complex trauma and dissociation in cases where a history of trauma, abuse, self-injury, flashbacks, suicidal behavior, and other challenges are present.
Result: The cytological parameters of Robinson's grading system including cell dissociation, nuclear margins and nuclear chromatin showed weak correlation with tumor grade.
Under the collaboration, scientists at the university's department of oncology will undertake kinetic dissociation analyses on human T cells that express Medigene's TCR candidates using the NTAmer technology.
Dissociation allows us to see how images and words both contribute to a visual argument, yet it preserves the differences between the two media.
Abstract: The aim of this clinical report was to describe a case of complete atrioventricular dissociation in a 9-month-old, male ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus).
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The situation is made even worse when we consider, as I noted earlier, that in hypnosis research the responses to many of these psychological questionnaires, such as those of absorption and dissociation, have been shown to be influenced by the context in which they are given.
Dissociation is clinically seen in different forms, such as dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, dissociative identity, derealization, and depersonalization (1).
Summary: Thermodynamic dissociation constants (Ka) of propionic acid in 0 5 10 and 20 wt% 1- propanol-water binary mixtures have been determined between 303.