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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.
(Music, other) a composer of fugues