alienation

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌeɪliəˈneɪʃən/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌeɪljəˈneɪʃən, ˌeɪliə-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(āl′yə nāshən, ā′lē ə-)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
al•ien•a•tion /ˌeɪlyəˈneɪʃən, ˌeɪliə-/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. a feeling of isolation or separation from one's surroundings.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
al•ien•a•tion  (āl′yə nāshən, ā′lē ə-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act of alienating.
  2. the state of being alienated.
  3. Lawa transfer of the title to property by one person to another;
    conveyance.
  4. the state of being withdrawn or isolated from the objective world, as through indifference or disaffection.
  5. Statisticsthe lack of correlation in the variation of two measurable variates over a population.
alien•a′tive, adj. 
  • Latin aliēnātiōn- (stem of aliēnātiō), equivalent. to aliēnāt(us) (see alienate) + -iōn- -ion
  • Middle English 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
alienation /ˌeɪljəˈneɪʃən ˌeɪlɪə-/ n
  1. a turning away; estrangement
  2. the state of being an outsider or the feeling of being isolated, as from society
  3. a state in which a person's feelings are inhibited so that eventually both the self and the external world seem unreal
  4. the transfer of property, as by conveyance or will, into the ownership of another
  5. the right of an owner to dispose of his property
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