Self-dissociation



[dih-soh-see-ey-shuh n, -shee-ey-] /dɪˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃiˈeɪ-/
noun
1.
an act or instance of dissociating.
2.
the state of being dissociated; disjunction; separation:
the dissociation of church and state.
3.
Physical Chemistry.

the reversible resolution or decomposition of a complex substance into simpler constituents caused by variation in physical conditions, as when water gradually decomposes into hydrogen and oxygen under great heat in such a way that when the temperature is lowered the liberated elements recombine.
electrolytic dissociation.

4.
Psychiatry. the splitting off of a group of mental processes from the main body of consciousness, as in amnesia or certain forms of hysteria.
self-dissociation
noun
1.
(chem) the splitting of the molecules of certain highly polar liquids, such as water and liquid ammonia, into ions
dissociation
/dɪˌsəʊsɪˈeɪʃən; -ʃɪ-/
noun
1.
the act of dissociating or the state of being dissociated
2.
(chem)

a reversible chemical change of the molecules of a single compound into two or more other molecules, atoms, ions, or radicals
any decomposition of the molecules of a single compound into two or more other compounds, atoms, ions, or radicals

3.
separation of molecules or atoms that occurs when a liquid or solid changes to a gas
4.
(psychiatry) the separation of a group of mental processes or ideas from the rest of the personality, so that they lead an independent existence, as in cases of multiple personality

dissociation dis·so·ci·a·tion (dĭ-sō’sē-ā’shən, -shē-)
n.

The chemical process by which the action of a solvent or a change in physical condition, as in pressure or temperature, causes a molecule to split into simpler groups of atoms, single atoms, or ions.

The separation of an electrolyte into ions of opposite charge.

Separation of a group of related psychological activities into autonomously functioning units, as in the generation of multiple personalities.

dis·so’ci·ate’ v.
dis·so’ci·a’tive adj.
dissociation
(dĭ-sō’sē-ā’shən)
The separation of a substance into two or more simpler substances, or of a molecule into atoms or ions, by the action of heat or a chemical process. Dissociation is usually reversible.

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