Pronunciation: (āl"yu-nā'shun, ā"lē-u-), [key]
1. the act of alienating.
2. the state of being alienated.
3. Law.a transfer of the title to property by one person to another; conveyance.
4. the state of being withdrawn or isolated from the objective world, as through indifference or disaffection.
5. Statistics.the lack of correlation in the variation of two measurable variates over a population.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.