noun Date: 1906 1. a. an act or process of depersonalizing b. the quality or state of being depersonalized 2. a psychopathological syndrome characterized by loss of identity and feelings of unreality and strangeness about one's own behavior

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  • depersonalization — 1907; see DE (Cf. de ) + PERSONALIZATION (Cf. personalization). Related: Depersonalize; depersonalized …   Etymology dictionary

  • depersonalization — (Amer.) n. removal of individual traits and identity; act of making impersonal (also depersonalisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Depersonalization — This article is about the psychological symptom. For the diagnosis, see depersonalization disorder. Depersonalization (or depersonalisation) is an anomaly of the mechanism by which an individual has self awareness. It is a feeling of watching… …   Wikipedia

  • Depersonalization —    The term depersonalization, meaning the feeling that one’s being and thoughts are unreal, was coined by French philosopher Ludovic Dugas (1857–?) in the Revue philosophique in 1898: I should define as alienation of the personality or… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • depersonalization — /dee perr seuh nl euh zay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of depersonalizing. 2. the state of being depersonalized. 3. Psychiatry. a state in which one no longer perceives the reality of one s self or one s environment. [1905 10; DEPERSONALIZE + ATION] *… …   Universalium

  • depersonalization — A state in which one loses the feeling of one s own identity in relation to others in one s family or peer group, or loses the feeling of one s own reality. SYN: d. syndrome. * * * de·per·son·al·iza·tion or Brit de·per·son·al·isa·tion (.)dē .pər… …   Medical dictionary

  • depersonalization — noun a) the act of depersonalizing or the state of being depersonalized He was in a critical state of depersonalization. b) the loss of ones sense of personal identity His depersonalization causes a great deal of stress as he searches for an… …   Wiktionary

  • depersonalization — n. a state in which a person feels himself becoming unreal or strangely altered, or feels that his mind is becoming separated from his body. Minor degrees of this feeling are common in normal people under stress. Severe feelings of… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • depersonalization — de·personalization …   English syllables

  • depersonalization — See: depersonalize …   English dictionary

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