depersonalisation

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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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depersonalisation

noun
1. emotional dissociative disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness [syn: depersonalization
2. (existentialism) a loss of personal identity; a feeling of being an anonymous cog in an impersonal social machine [syn: depersonalization
3. representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality; "according to Marx, treating labor as a commodity exemplified the reification of the individual" [syn: depersonalization
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