fugue


fugue
A condition in which an individual suddenly abandons a present activity or lifestyle and starts a new and different one for a period of time, often in a different city; afterward, the individual alleges amnesia for events occurring during the f. period, although earlier events are remembered and habits and skills are usually unaffected. [Fr. fr. L. fuga, flight]

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fugue 'fyüg n a disturbed state of consciousness in which the one affected seems to perform acts in full awareness but upon recovery cannot recollect them

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n.
a period of memory loss during which the patient leaves his usual surroundings and wanders aimlessly or starts a new life elsewhere. It is often preceded by psychological conflict and depression (see dissociative disorder) or it may be associated with organic mental disease.

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(fūg) [L. fuga a flight] a pathological state of altered consciousness in which an individual may act and wander around as though conscious but with behavior not directed by the complete, normal personality; the behavior is not remembered after the fugue ends. The term is often used to denote dissociative f. specifically.

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  • FUGUE — «La fugue (de fuga , fuite) est une forme de composition musicale dont le thème, ou sujet, passant successivement dans toutes les voix, et dans diverses tonalités, semble sans cesse fuir .» Ainsi Marcel Dupré définit il la fugue. La fugue est… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fugue FM — Fugue (radio) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Fugue. Création 1er avril 1982 Disparition 2 décembre 2002 Propriétaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fugué — fugué, ée (fu ghé, ghée) adj. Terme de musique. Qui est dans la forme d une fugue. Choeur fugué. •   Le contre point fugué est un contre point par imitation, FÉTIS. . ÉTYMOLOGIE    Ital. fugato, de fuga, fugue …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Fugue — Fugue, n. [F., fr. It. fuga, fr. L. fuga a fleeing, flight, akin to fugere to fiee. See {Fugitive}.] (Mus.) A polyphonic composition, developed from a given theme or themes, according to strict contrapuntal rules. The theme is first given out by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fugue — 1590s, fuge, from It. fuga ardor, lit. flight, from L. fuga act of fleeing, from fugere to flee (see FUGITIVE (Cf. fugitive)). Current spelling (1660s) is from the French version of the Italian word. A Fugue is a composition founded upon one… …   Etymology dictionary

  • fugue — Fugue. s. f. Terme de Musique, qui se dit lors que differentes parties de Musique se suivent en repetant ce que la premiere partie a chanté. Faire une fugue, une double fugue …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Fugue — [fü̱g; aus frz. fugue = Flucht] w; : Wandertrieb, krankhafter Trieb zum Fortlaufen (im epileptischen Dämmerzustand) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • fugue — [fju:g] n [U and C] [Date: 1500 1600; : Italian; Origin: fuga flight, fugue , from Latin fugere; FUGITIVE2] a piece of music with a tune that is repeated regularly in different ↑keys by different voices or instruments …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Fugue — [fy:g] die; <aus gleichbed. fr. fugue, dies aus lat. fuga »Flucht«> Wandertrieb, krankhafter Trieb zum Fortlaufen (im epileptischen Dämmerzustand; Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Fugue — (franz., spr. fügh ), auch Wandertrieb, nennt man Zustände, in denen Leute plötzlich ihren Aufenthalt, ihre Tätigkeit, ihre Stellung verlassen, um sich längere oder kürzere Zeit umherzutreiben …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon


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