• WordNet 3.6
    • n disassociation a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
    • n disassociation the state of being unconnected in memory or imagination "I could not think of him in disassociation from his wife"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disassociation The act of disassociating, or the state of being disassociated; dissociation.
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  • Richard Bandler
    Richard Bandler
    “Do you want to know a good way to fall in love? Just associate with all your pleasant experiences with someone, and disassociate from all the unpleasant ones.”


In literature:

And now we come to disassociation of personality.
"Before Adam" by Jack London
It was all wonderfully clear, and yet disassociated from the rest of my life, as the incidents of even the most vivid dream might be.
"The Parasite" by Arthur Conan Doyle
He was sensible enough to realize that he would be in for some confusion in trying to disassociate the phantom from the quick.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
His was one of those happy characters which are never found disassociated from unquestioning faith.
"Andrew Lang's Introduction to The Compleat Angler" by Andrew Lang
Disassociated labor has generally been powerless against accumulated capital.
"The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner" by Charles Dudley Warner
My colleague, Mr. FLEMING, made the remark that he could not disassociate longitude from time.
"International Conference Held at Washington for the Purpose of Fixing a Prime Meridian and a Universal Day. October, 1884." by Various
We see, from Mr. Rouliot's report, that the Chamber of Mines regarding the petition as compromising, disassociated itself from it.
"Boer Politics" by Yves Guyot
He disassociated his hopes from both his disciplines and experiences; everything seemed not only possible but easily possible.
"Modern Religious Cults and Movements" by Gaius Glenn Atkins
Socialists are very anxious to disassociate these from the "Proletarian" Sunday-schools which teach atheism.
"Secret Societies And Subversive Movements" by Nesta H. Webster
Medicine could not begin to be medicine until it was disassociated from magic, religion, and theology.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
Not only did I actually stand aloof but also I disassociated myself from it in the public mind.
"The Plum Tree" by David Graham Phillips
It was the one place where the boys and girls met in garments disassociated from toil.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
They are merely victims of disassociation.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
Most everyone does not disassociate a film player from her shadow.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
Thus flooding her brain with sights and sounds utterly disassociated with her past.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
Unlike Antaeus, I seemed to gain strength and poise by disassociation with the earth.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
In those days, men must have been able to disassociate business from their love-making.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
Can there be no relationship between man and woman disassociated from sex?
"My Actor-Husband" by Anonymous
With this disassociation came a welcome relief.
"The Spell" by William Dana Orcutt
All social functions gravitate in that direction, we see; the two cannot be disassociated.
"Overshadowed" by Sutton E. Griggs

In news:

Dave Franco isn't worried if audiences aren't able to disassociate him from the arrogant characters he so often portrays.
If discrimination allegations are true, Phils should disassociate from McFadden's.
Nike's Disassociation From Lance Armstrong Makes Nike A Stronger Brand.
Disassociation letter to the owner of T-Town Menswear in March, effectively breaking ties between Tom Albetar and the university.
An Alabama source said Albetar was not deemed a booster, and the university can send a disassociation letter to anyone.
GREENSBORO — Top leadership of the state's largest religious group, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, is recommending disassociating with one of its largest churches.
Pakistan's government has "absolutely disassociated" itself from minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour's bounty.
I want you to know that I did my best to remove the morons from Morenci, to disassociate this city with its clever nickname at the Detroit Free Press sports department.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu disassociated himself from the letter.
Publisher Wendy Grisham says her new imprint, Jericho Books (booth 3628), which officially launches today, will be reaching out to the "disassociated, disestablished, and disgruntled" within the Christian community.
Purpose driven pastor Rick Warren repeatedly disassociates himself from the religious right: "never even been to one of their meetings - not one," he assured a group of journalists convened by the Pew Forum last month.
He ought to be ashamed of himself, and the NRA should disassociate itself from him.

In science:

For insolation driven runaways (or a planet sub ject to relentless bolide impact), the ultimate escape from a runaway greenhouse would be loss of water to space by disassociation due to photolysis and then escape of hydrogen to space.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
Next we show various calculations assuming further suppression of the J/ψ due to comover absorption or disassociation due to screening [ 12].
Heavy Quarks and Heavy Quarkonia as Tests of Thermalization
From what I have just pointed out, it is fairly clear that really existing multiverses completely disassociated from ours will not be sub ject to any scientific confirmation.
Retroduction, Multiverse Hypotheses and Their Testability
Enriched barium is often sold in carbonate form since it is much easier to disassociate than BaO. A recommended procedure is a two stage loading scheme: a large oven current heats the 137BaCO3 and Ta mixture to a high temperature (1200 ◦C) enabling a reduction reaction that frees Ba.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
As result of the color Debye screening of the strong heavy quark interaction in dense nuclear matter, the binding energy of a bound quarkonium state decreases and it could lead to its disassociation .
STAR heavy-flavor results
Since different quarkonia have different binding energy, they would disassociate at different temperature of QGP and therefore could be used as a thermometer.
STAR heavy-flavor results
At low temperatures, one expects that the superfluid density N (T ) is degraded as 1 − e−∆/kB T , as Cooper pairs thermally disassociate.
Electrodynamics of correlated electron systems
The disassociated nucleons then interact with the cosmic microwave and infrared backgrounds to produce cosmogenic neutrinos (49).
In Search for Extraterrestrial High Energy Neutrinos
Random fluctuations between open and closed conformations of DNAP may drive the reaction in backward direction causing the disassociation of dNTP by rate ωr (Ωr ) for correct (incorrect) nucleotide.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
In practice, however, the precise value of the disassociation temperature is of little importance since even below this temperature the state under consideration is undergoing in-medium decays.
Quarkonia in the Quark Gluon Plasma
In the final state, the produced c¯c can be disassociated or absorbed on either the nucleus itself, or on light co-moving partons produced when the pro jectile proton or deuteron enters the nucleus.
RHIC Results on J/Psi
While it may be possible to presume that N4 might be part of a shock along a bubble rather than a jet knot, it does not seem likely that S4, with no other surrounding nebulosity, can be so disassociated.
A Multi-Epoch HST Study of the Herbig-Haro Flow from XZ Tauri
The analysis suggests that the formation of ion pairs by a small fraction of disassociated ions can have a significant effect on the static dielectric constant.
Dependence of the dielectric constant of electrolyte solutions on ionic concentration
This suggests that the constant of proportionality α∗ between the ionic field intensity and the ionic concentration should be significantly higher in salts which disassociate into H + .
Dependence of the dielectric constant of electrolyte solutions on ionic concentration
Both the electron capture and the nuclear excitation and disassociation take energy out of the electron gas, which is the star’s only source of support.
The Nuclear Physics of Solar and Supernova Neutrino Detection