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Meaning of anomie

an•o•mie

Pronunciation: (an'u-mē"), [key]
— n. Sociol.
  1. a state or condition of individuals or society characterized by a breakdown or absence of social norms and values, as in the case of uprooted people.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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