dissociation

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dis·so·ci·a·tion

noun \(ˌ)di-ˌsō-sē-ˈā-shən, -shē-\

Definition of DISSOCIATION

1
:  the act or process of dissociating :  the state of being dissociated: as
a :  the process by which a chemical combination breaks up into simpler constituents; especially :  one that results from the action of energy (as heat) on a gas or of a solvent on a dissolved substance
b :  the separation of whole segments of the personality (as in multiple personality disorder) or of discrete mental processes (as in the schizophrenias) from the mainstream of consciousness or of behavior
2
:  the property inherent in some biological stocks (as of certain bacteria) of differentiating into two or more distinct and relatively permanent strains; also :  such a strain
dis·so·cia·tive \(ˌ)di-ˈsō-shē-ˌā-tiv, -sē-, -shə-tiv\ adjective

First Known Use of DISSOCIATION

1611

Rhymes with DISSOCIATION

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dis·so·ci·a·tion

noun \(ˌ)dis-ˌō-sē-ˈā-shən, -shē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DISSOCIATION

1
: the act or process of dissociating : the state of being dissociated: as a : the process by which a chemical combination breaks up into simpler constituents; especially : one that results from the action of energy (as heat) on a gas or of a solvent on a dissolved substance b : the separation of whole segments of the personality (as in multiple personality disorder) or of discrete mental processes (as in the schizophrenias) from the mainstream of consciousness or of behavior with loss of integrated awareness and autonomous functioning of the separated segments or parts
2
: the process by which some biological stocks (as of certain bacteria) differentiate into two or more distinct and relatively permanent strains; also : such a strain

dissociation

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Breaking of a chemical compound into simpler constituents as a result of added energy, as in the case of gaseous molecules dissociated by heating; also, the effect of a solvent on a dissolved polar compound (electrolyte), as in the case of an inorganic salt, such as sodium chloride, dissolved in water. All electrolytes dissociate into ions to a greater or lesser extent in polar solvents (in which the molecules are electric dipoles). The degree of dissociation can be used to determine the equilibrium constant. Dissociation is used to explain electrical conductivity and many other properties of electrolytic solutions.

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