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depersonalization

Definitions of depersonalization
  1. noun
    representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality
    synonyms: depersonalisation, reification
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    type of:
    objectification
    the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing
  2. noun
    emotional dissociative disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness
    synonyms: depersonalisation, depersonalisation disorder, depersonalisation neurosis, depersonalization disorder, depersonalization neurosis
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    type of:
    dissociative disorder
    dissociation so severe that the usually integrated functions of consciousness and perception of self break down
  3. noun
    (existentialism) a loss of personal identity; a feeling of being an anonymous cog in an impersonal social machine
    synonyms: depersonalisation
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    type of:
    mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state
    (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
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