Meaning of alienation

al•ien•a•tion

Pronunciation: (āl"yu-nā'shun, ā"lē-u-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of alienating.
  2. the state of being alienated.
  3. a 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 the state of being withdrawn or isolated from the objective world, as through indifference or disaffection.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. the lack of correlation in the variation of two measurable variates over a population.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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