- the reversible resolution or decomposition of a complex substance into simpler constituents caused by variation in physical conditions, as when water gradually decomposes into hydrogen and oxygen under great heat in such a way that when the temperature is lowered the liberated elements recombine.
- electrolytic dissociation.
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Example sentences from the Web for dissociation
Similarly, increase the electron-proton mass ratio and the dissociation energy—the energy involved in breaking and making molecular bonds—goes up.A Wrinkle in Nature Could Lead to Alien Life - Issue 99: Universality|Caleb Scharf|April 21, 2021|Nautilus
Default mode network dissociation in depressive and anxiety states.A Quiet Path Out of the Coronavirus Shadow - Issue 98: Mind|Clayton Dalton|March 31, 2021|Nautilus
The group encompasses Byrne's art-rock solitariness and the dissociation effects in the spare—somewhat Godardian—staging.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That fear—and its attendant dissociation—is what speaks loudest in the haunting photographs of the Provoke Era.
There seems to be very little known about dissociation, and somewhat vague theories have been advanced to explain the phenomenon.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
In certain conditions they are capable of dissociation, and they last for a longer or a shorter time.Reincarnation|Th. Pascal
Psychologists will explain his experience by the word “dissociation.”Alfred Tennyson|Andrew Lang
Within ten minutes their dissociation was final and absolute.Joan Thursday|Louis Joseph Vance
The theory of dissociation has, as far as I know, no opponents.Spiritualism and the New Psychology|Millais Culpin
British Dictionary definitions for dissociation
- a reversible chemical change of the molecules of a single compound into two or more other molecules, atoms, ions, or radicals
- any decomposition of the molecules of a single compound into two or more other compounds, atoms, ions, or radicals