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Definition of the noun disorientation
What does disorientation mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: disorientations
- a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
- confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction
- example: his disorientation was the result of inattention
- lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
- more generic terms: confusedness / confusion / disarray / mental confusion / muddiness = a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
- more specific term: culture shock = a condition of disorientation affecting someone who is suddenly exposed to an unfamiliar culture or way of life or set of attitudes
Alternative definition of the noun disorientation
- the loss of one's sense of direction, or of one's position in relationship with the surroundings
- a state of confusion with regard to time, place or identity
- a delusion
Specialised definition of the noun disorientation
Glossary of sports
feeling lost or confused, especially with regard to direction or position, sometimes as a result of a head injury (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
"Disorientation" is a 2012 short, drama, romance film written and directed by Caitlin Stickels.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- producer: Caitlin Stickels
- written by Caitlin Stickels
- cinematography by Todd Martin
- genres: LGBT, Romance Film, Drama
- released in
- official website: www.indiegogo.com/Disorientation-1
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2nd Edition by Josef Zihl
Visual spatial disorientation is the difficulty of locating oneself in relation to visual space. Topographical disorientation is the inability to recognise the spatial arrangements of a familiar room or of landmarks. Visual spatial attention refers to the ...
by Giulia Mezzacappa
Disorientation is an impairment of awareness of time, place, or person.
Disorientation is a typical finding in cognitive disorders such as delirium and dementia but it is not usually found in primary psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.
Outlines of Psychiatry (1909)
by William Alanson White
Disorientation is the reverse of this condition and implies a lack of apprehension of these three aspects of the environment either singly or together. DISORDERS OF THE CONTENT OF THOUGHT. Delusion. — A delusion is a false belief, but ...
by Horia-Nicolai L Teodorescu, Abraham Kandel, Lakhmi C. Jain
• Disorientation is a type of behavior generated when encountering a new and strange object. When it occurs, it is not known whether an ...
The Cinema of Terry Gilliam (2013)
It's a Mad World by Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula, Karen Randell
Disorientation is the leitmotif of the Gilliam film, the root of which is a world overburdened with complexity, such that it is irrational. This portrayal of the experience of contemporary modernity is exaggerated by Gilliam to the point of grotesquery.
Artificial Gravity (2007)
by Gilles Clément, Angeli Bukley
Spatial disorientation is a common human factor in aviation accidents, such as those designated “controlled-flight-into-terrain” (see Benson 1988, Previc and Ercoline 2004 for review). There is evidence that adaptation to weightlessness ...
Risking Truth (2008)
Reshaping the World through Prayers of Lament by Scott A. Ellington
The move from orientation to disorientation is a move away from community and into isolation. First of all, the psalm writer often finds himor herself cut off physically and emotionally from the community's worship and is rejected both by the ...
by Barbara Hegner, Barbara Acello, Esther Caldwell
Disorientation (Disordered Consciousness) Disorientation is a condition in which a person shows a lack of reality awareness with regard to time, person, or place (Figure 30-9). It may be mild or severe, temporary or ...
Bedside Manna (2013)
by Martin Winbolt-Lewis
Disorientation is a common experience on the wards. Amidst all the signs, instructions and the guides who accompany people to elusive destinations, people do find most hospitals maze-like. It can be most disorientating. Sometimes hospitals ...
Halloween Nation (2011)
Behind the Scenes of America's Fright Night by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
Disorientation is the point. Of everything. Walk forty feet down a completely dark hallway that's only two-feet wide.
Mainstreaming Torture (2014)
Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States by Rebecca Gordon
detention centers, “disorientation is a tool of interrogation and therefore a way of life,” reported the Times. “To that end, the building [at Bagram]—an unremarkable hangar—is lighted 24 hours a day, making sleep almost impossible,” ...
Black's Medical Dictionary (2009)
by Harvey Marcovitch
Disorientation. Orientation inamedical sense includesaperson's awareness of time andplacein relation to him- orherselfand others,the recognition of personalfriendsand familiar places, and the ability to remember at least some past ...
by Anthony D. Mosley
headache, hallucinations, vivid dreams drowsiness, dizziness, disorientation disorientation, confusion, dependence, sleep disturbances when medication is stopped medications to treat Parkinson's 171 interactions). These can range from .
Structure and Characterization of Polycrystalline Materials by Vladimir Novikov
disorientation Mutual arrangement of two identical crystal lattices defined as follows.
Concise Medical Dictionary (2015)
by Elizabeth Martin
disorientation. n. the state produced by loss of awareness of space, time, or personality. It can be the result of drugs, mental ...
by D. Leigh, C.M. Pare, J. Marks
Disorientation is a loss of bearings in terms of time, space or identity, and is recognized by the observation of behaviour and the responses to test questions. Orientation for time is checked by asking the day, date, month and year ...
by David W. Loring, Kimford J. Meador
Disorientation to time and place. Confusional state. Condition involving alterations in level of arousal, disturbances of attention, and impairment in the logical stream of thought. It typically has a short time course and is commonly associated ...
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1O1R1I1E1N1T1A1T1I1O1N1
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