• WordNet 3.6
    • n dissociation the act of removing from association
    • n dissociation (chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions
    • n dissociation a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dissociation The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion. "It will add infinitely dissociation , distraction, and confusion of these confederate republics."
    • Dissociation (Chem) The process by which a compound body breaks up into simpler constituents; -- said particularly of the action of heat on gaseous or volatile substances; as, the dissociation of the sulphur molecules; the dissociation of ammonium chloride into hydrochloric acid and ammonia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dissociation The severance of association or connection; separation; disunion.
    • n dissociation Specifically In chem., the resolution of more complex into simpler molecules by the action of heat. Also called thermolysis. Dissociation is applied by some authors to cases where the dissociated gases recombine when the temperature falls, and thermolysis where the gases do not spontaneously recombine on cooling. Also disassociation.
    • n dissociation In psychology: The disjunction of an associative connection, as by lapse of memory or by intercurrent associations, by the selective process of active attention, etc.
    • n dissociation A minor degree of the disintegration or disaggregation of consciousness, as it is termed, which culminates in the phenomena of dual or multiple personality.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dissociatio,: cf. F. dissociation,


In literature:

Taylor, alone of the three Executive members of the Special Committee, supported the Report and dissociated himself from the Reply.
"The History of the Fabian Society" by Edward R. Pease
Yet we must learn to dissociate physical size from mental or spiritual capacity.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
If, Michael said, they chose to dissociate themselves altogether from their eldest son and his career, very well.
"The Tree of Heaven" by May Sinclair
Nor were his pleasures by any means all dissociated from Blaines College.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
The truth is that individuality cannot be dissociated from the pursuit of a disinterested object.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
Russia gave way, and dissociated herself from France, England, and Italy.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
This "dissociation of consciousness" occurs in all of us.
"Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia" by Isaac G. Briggs
The perversions, thus prove themselves to be on the one hand inhibitions, and on the other dissociations from the normal development.
"Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex" by Sigmund Freud
When we are asleep, the part of us that is usually conscious is dissociated and the submerged part takes the stage.
"Outwitting Our Nerves" by Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
The habit of dissociating income from revenue becomes inveterate.
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers

In news:

It's Friday, April 13th, 2012 and this is Dissociative Identity.
Kim Noble is a woman with dissociative identity disorder.
Reexperiencing/Hyperaroused and Dissociative States in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
The Latest on Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder).
Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder).
Dissociative Fugue and Other Ailments.
Although both politicians are members of the same party, the Senator is trying to dissociate herself from the unpopular governor.
The Dissociation Between Door-to-Balloon Time Improvement and Improvements in Other Acute Myocardial Infarction Care Processes and Patient Outcomes.
Millimolar concentrations of MO?DG completely dissociated AP from human and murine splenic amyloid deposits.
However, the International Society of the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) has made DID a regular subject of discussion.
Reexperiencing/Hyperaroused and Dissociative States in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder .
John Biever, Maryann Karinch write book on dissociative disorder.
The LCMS-8040 achieves high sensitivity by reengineering ion optics and collision cell technology, which can result in higher ion transmission and collision-induced dissociation efficiency.
He told police he smoked the pot but had not taken the mushrooms, which he described as "dissociative," according to the criminal complaint against him.
While it might have helped you in a time of trauma, as an adult your recovery is about growing into healthier and stronger coping skills than mere dissociation.

In science:

If the same object (e.g. a gluon ladder) is exchanged in proton dissociative and elastic scattering, proton vertex factorisation should be manifest through the Q2 independence of the cross section ratio for t = 0.
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
In the optical model approach of Eq. (19), assuming pomeron universality, the difference between the elastic and proton dissociative b slopes, bel. − bp. diss. , is related only to the proton size and independent of the interaction scale at the photon vertex and of the VM species.
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
Figure 29: Slope differences bel. − bp. diss. between elastic and proton dissociative scattering for ρ and φ meson production, as a function of (Q2 +M 2 V )/4.
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
For both ρ and φ mesons, the matrix element measurements for the elastic and proton dissociative channels are found to be compatible within experimental errors.
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
This paper reports on the measurement of diffractive ρ and φ meson electroproduction at high energy, both in the elastic and proton dissociative channels.
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA