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depersonalization

[dee-pur-suh-nl-uh-zey-shuh n] /diˌpɜr sə nl əˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of depersonalizing.
2.
the state of being depersonalized.
3.
Psychiatry. a state in which one no longer perceives the reality of one's self or one's environment.
Origin of depersonalization
1905-1910
1905-10; depersonalize + -ation
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  • There remains to define this process of depersonalization and its relation to the sense of tradition.
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British Dictionary definitions for depersonalization

depersonalization

/dɪˌpɜːsnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of depersonalizing
2.
(psychiatry) an abnormal state of consciousness in which the subject feels unreal and detached from himself and the world
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Word Origin and History for depersonalization
n.

1907; see de- + personalization. Related: Depersonalize; depersonalized.

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depersonalization in Medicine

depersonalization de·per·son·al·i·za·tion (dē-pûr'sə-nə-lĭ-zā'shən)
n.
A state in which the normal sense of personal identity and reality is lost, characterized by feelings that one's actions and speech cannot be controlled.

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