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defamiliarization

[dee-fuh-mil-yer-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌdi fəˌmɪl yər əˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
Art, Literature. a theory and technique, originating in the early 20th century, in which an artistic or literary work presents familiar objects or situations in an unfamiliar way, prolonging the perceptive process and allowing for a fresh perspective.
Origin
de- + familiarize + -ation; loan translation of Russian ostranenie
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