alienation
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sociology)
a. la alienación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In capitalist societies, alienation and exploitation are linked to each other.En las sociedades capitalistas, la alienación y la explotación están vinculadas entre sí.
2. (effect of becoming distanced)
a. el alejamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dispute had led to the prolonged alienation of the two friends.La disputa había llevado al alejamiento prolongado de los dos amigos.
3. (legal)
a. la enajenación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The inheritance lawyer took charge of the alienation of the property.El abogado de sucesiones se encargó de la enajenación de la propiedad.
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alienation [ˌeɪlɪəˈneɪʃən]
noun
1 (Pol) (Fil) alienación (f); enajenación (f)
feelings of alienation (from society) sentimientos (m) de alienación or enajenación (social)
2 (estrangement) [of friend] alejamiento (m)
3 (Jur) enajenación (f); traspaso (m)
4 (Med) enajenación (f) mental
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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