Dissociation is a situation in which a set of integrated psychological processes split off from the rest of an individual’s personality and appear to take on an independent existence of their own. Occurs in amnesia and is the basis for multiple personality.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Dissociation
- The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion.
- 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.
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