disorientation


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disorientation

[dis‚ȯr·ē·ən′tā·shən]
(medicine)
Mental confusion as to one's normal relationship to his or her environment, especially time, place, and people; associated with organic brain disorders.
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Because that exhibition gave off a sense of hopelessness I thought Disorientation II could be an exhibition that highlights a more hopeful period in modern Arab history during the '60s and '70s," he said.
Similarly, the disorientation after the cessation of shear will result in an increase in the velocity of ultrasound propagated perpendicularly to the shear flow.
The disorientation of not knowing primed us to be receptive to our subjects, to see them in unanticipated ways.
The results showed a good improvement in disorientation, house soiling, sleep pattern and social interaction in treated dogs.
At intervals, the canyons are spanned by bridges, so departing and arriving passengers are periodically aware of each other, helping to mitigate feelings of disorientation.
He and other scientists used to think that a disorientation triggered by nerve damage might be drowning the manatees.
Most of us can't afford a day of disorientation, let alone seven, so learn how to lessen the lag.
The safety board findings were predictable: spatial disorientation, failure to transition to instruments, etc.
Disorientation is greater for migrant workers--China's rural poor who flock to urban areas like Shanghai hoping to get some piece of the action but instead find themselves shunted to the streets, watching an increasingly affluent world pass them by.
I sought to establish a connection between the two points by showing how, in Karmel's novel, the reader's disorientation frequently mirrors that of the protagonists.
There are several powerful subplots: the relationships among three generations of Rachels; other family dynamics, such as how to relate to family friends; and Rachel's feelings of disorientation when her boyfriend moves and she makes other tentative connections.
His apprentice stories published in college magazines focused on "boys learning to be men" but concluded with trauma and disorientation rather than deepened awareness or useful lessons.