Dissociation
Dissociation Dis*so`ci*a"tion (?; 106), n. [L. dissociatio: cf. F. dissociation.] 1. The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion. [1913 Webster]

It will add infinitely dissociation, distraction, and confusion of these confederate republics. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) The process by which a compound body breaks up into simpler constituents; -- said particularly of the action of heat on gaseous or volatile substances; as, the dissociation of the sulphur molecules; the dissociation of ammonium chloride into hydrochloric acid and ammonia. [1913 Webster]


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  • dissociation — [ disɔsjasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVe; de dissocier 1 ♦ Action de dissocier; son résultat. Dissociation d une substance par l action d un liquide (⇒ dissolution) , de l humidité (⇒ déliquescence) . Dissociation d un composé chimique en ses éléments. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dissociation — 1610s, from Fr. dissociation, from L. dissociationem (nom. dissociatio), noun of action from pp. stem of dissociare (see DISSOCIATE (Cf. dissociate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dissociation — dissociation. См. диссоциация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • dissociation — index disassociation, disclaimer, division (act of dividing), estrangement, inconsequence, privacy, repudiation, segregation ( …   Law dictionary

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  • dissociation — [di sō΄sē ā′shən, di sō΄shēā′shən] n. [L dissociatio] 1. a dissociating or being dissociated; separation 2. Chem. the breaking up of a compound into simpler components, as with heat or a solvent, frequently in a reversible manner so that the… …   English World dictionary

  • Dissociation — For other uses, see dissociation (chemistry) and dissociation (neuropsychology). Dissociation is an altered state of consciousness characterized by partial or complete disruption of the normal integration of a person’s normal conscious or… …   Wikipedia

  • dissociation — /di soh see ay sheuhn, shee ay /, n. 1. an act or instance of dissociating. 2. the state of being dissociated; disjunction; separation: the dissociation of church and state. 3. Physical Chem. a. the reversible resolution or decomposition of a… …   Universalium

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  • dissociation — (di sso si a sion) s. f. Action de dissocier. La dissociation des éléments d un corps. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Il a rompu, par le passé, les autres traictés qui ont esté faits de me marier ; dont, entre autres, y en eut un si proche, que la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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