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culture shock

n.
A condition of confusion and anxiety affecting a person suddenly exposed to an alien culture or milieu.
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A constellation of emotions including a sense of isolation, rejection and alienation which is experienced by a person or group when transplanted from a familiar to an unfamiliar culture—e.g., from one country to another; disorientation and confusion when visiting or relocating to culture different from one’s own
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culture shock

Social medicine Feelings of isolation, rejection and alienation experienced by a person or group when transplanted from a familiar to an unfamiliar culture–eg, from one country to another; disorientation and confusion when visiting or relocating to culture different from one's own
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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