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