depersonalization

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depersonalization

[dee-pur-suh-nl-uh-zey-shuhn]
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:
1905–10; depersonalize + -ation

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depersonalization or depersonalisation (dɪˌpɜːsnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən)
 
n
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
 
depersonalisation or depersonalisation
 
n

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depersonalization
1907, from de- + personalization (see person).
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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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depersonalization

in psychology, a state in which an individual feels that either he himself or the outside world is unreal. In addition to a sense of unreality, depersonalization may involve the feeling that one's mind is dissociated from one's body; that the body extremities have changed in relative size; that one sees oneself from a distance; or that one has become a machine.

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There remains to define this process of depersonalization and its relation to the sense of tradition.
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