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fugue

noun \ˈfyüg\

: a piece of music in which tunes are repeated in complex patterns

Full Definition of FUGUE

1
a :  a musical composition in which one or two themes are repeated or imitated by successively entering voices and contrapuntally developed in a continuous interweaving of the voice parts
b :  something that resembles a fugue especially in interweaving repetitive elements
2
:  a disturbed state of consciousness in which the one affected seems to perform acts in full awareness but upon recovery cannot recollect the acts performed
fugue verb
fugu·ist \ˈfyü-gist\ noun

Origin of FUGUE

probably from Italian fuga flight, fugue, from Latin, flight, from fugere
First Known Use: 1597
Medical Dictionary

fugue

noun \ˈfyüg\

Medical Definition of FUGUE

:  a disturbed state of consciousness in which the one affected seems to perform acts in full awareness but upon recovery cannot recollect them

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