Pronunciation: (im-pûr"su-nal'i-tē), [key]
pl. -ties for 6.

1. absence of human character or of the traits associated with the human character: He feared the impersonality of a mechanized world.
2. absence or reduction of concern for individual needs or desires: the impersonality of a very large institution.
3. lack of emotional involvement: His work reflected a certain impersonality.
4. lack of a personal agent or of a known personal agent: the impersonality of folk art.
5. the quality of not being concerned with particular persons: the impersonality and universality of his interests.
6. something that is impersonal.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.



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