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Dissociation (in the wide sense of the word) is an act of disuniting or separating a complex object into parts. Dissociation may also refer to:

  • Dissociation (chemistry), general process in which molecules or ionic compounds (complexes, or salts) split into smaller particles, usually in a reversible manner
  • Dissociation (neuropsychology), identification of the neural substrate of a particular brain function through various methods
  • Dissociation (psychology), an experience of having one's attention and emotions detached from the environment
  • Dissociation (rhetoric), a rhetorical device in which the speaker separates a notion considered to form a unitary concept into two new notions to affect an audience in some way

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