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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A condition of confusion and anxiety affecting a person suddenly exposed to an alien culture or milieu.

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  • n. A state of anxious confusion experienced by someone exposed to an alien or unfamiliar environment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a condition of disorientation affecting someone who is suddenly exposed to an unfamiliar culture or way of life or set of attitudes

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