Definition of distantiation in English:

distantiation

noun

See distantiate

  • ‘Conspicuously cultivated ironic distantiation, the flaunting of lack of commitment, is thus the only possible option.’
  • ‘And the distantiation between France and Africa, which was also a consequence of the Elf scandal has manifested itself.’
  • ‘We would expect an ironic manipulation of such images to intensify the effect of critical distantiation.’
  • ‘A similar tension surrounds the seeming distantiations and displacements of Stanley's life and art.’
  • ‘The visual effect of distantiation is that you shed subjective involvement and so gain information (alt. lose information).’