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depersonalization

Line breaks: de|per¦son¦al|iza¦tion
Pronunciation: /diːˌpəːs(ə)n(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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(also depersonalisation)

Definition of depersonalization in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The action of divesting someone or something of human characteristics or individuality.
Example sentences
  • We oppose the depersonalization that reduces human beings to the status of things.
  • The Beatles wanted to turn away from the comfortable and reassuring familiarity that is the essence of pop music and stardom, and instead confront their audience with strangeness and a kind of depersonalization.
  • Starting especially in the 1940s observers of Los Angeles began viewing this self-conscious culture of the hard sell in terms of commodification and depersonalization.
1.1 Psychiatry A state in which one’s thoughts and feelings seem unreal or not to belong to oneself.
Example sentences
  • Part of it measures five symptom areas: amnesia, depersonalization, derealization, identity confusion, and identity alteration.
  • The patient's mental status was marked by confusion, hostility, paranoia, agitation, and depersonalization.
  • There are a few disorders of self-awareness, such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, autism, depersonalisation disorder.

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