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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·so·ci·a·tion /(ˌ)dɪˌsosiˈeʃən, ʃi-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 dis·so·ci·a·tion /(ˌ)dɪsˌosɪˈeʃən, ʃɪ-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·so·ci·a·tion n.
 1. The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion.
    It will add infinitely dissociation, distraction, and confusion of these confederate republics.   --Burke.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of removing from association
      2: a state in which some integrated part of a person's life
         becomes separated from the rest of the personality and
         functions independently [syn: disassociation]
      3: (chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a
         molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or