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Definition of "disorientation" [disorientation]

  • Loss of one's sense of direction, position, or relationship with one's surroundings. (noun)
  • Mental confusion or impaired awareness, especially regarding place, time, or personal identity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disorientation" in a sentence
  • "The disorientation is palpable and the confusion is ubiquitous."
  • "A narrative built of layers and layers of disorientation is not new for"
  • "And finally, I would suggest a certain amount of disorientation is bound to occur when the old frame of reference, within which the world conducted its affairs for nearly a half century, falls away, creating the need for nations to devise new ways to do business with one another."