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- noun A condition of confusion and anxiety affecting a person suddenly exposed to an alien culture or milieu.
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- noun anthropology, sociology A state of
anxious confusionexperienced by someone exposed to an alienor unfamiliar environment.
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- noun 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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