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trance

 [trans]
a state of altered consciousness characterized by heightened focal awareness and reduced peripheral awareness; a sleeplike state of reduced consciousness and activity.

TRANCE

(trans),
Abbreviation for tumor necrosis factor-related activation-induced cytokine, which stimulates osteoclast differentiation.
Synonym(s): OPG ligand
[TNF-related activation-induced cytokine]

trance

(trans),
An altered state of consciousness as in hypnosis, catalepsy, or ecstasy.
[L. transeo, to go across]

trance

(trăns)
n.
1. A hypnotic, cataleptic, or ecstatic state.
2. Detachment from one's physical surroundings, as in contemplation or daydreaming.
3. A semiconscious state, as between sleeping and waking; a daze.
tr.v. tranced, trancing, trances
To put into a trance; entrance.

trance′like′ adj.

trance

Psychiatry A state of focused attention and diminished sensory and motor activity seen in hypnosis, hysterical neurosis, dissociative types. See Ecstatic religious state, Neurosis.

trance

(trans)
An altered state of consciousness as in hypnosis, catalepsy, or ecstasy.
[L. transeo, to go across]

trance

A state of reduced consciousness with diminished voluntary action. Trances may occur in some forms of EPILEPSY, in CATALEPSY, in HYSTERIA and in HYPNOSIS.

TRANCE

Acronym for tumour-necrosis-factor-related activation-induced cytokine. This cytokine stimulates osteoclast differentiation and offers the possibility of developing new control over bone loss in osteoporosis.
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However it is done, the point is to ease you into a trancelike state in which you are extremely focused and, often, deeply relaxed.
The haunting symphonies almost lull you into a trancelike state before the grinding guitars kick-in to remind us that it's My Dying Bride performing, not the BBC Philharmonic.
As a creative writer herself, Cheever has insight into the trancelike state needed for fiction writing, saying, "Writers rarely know what alchemy of time, place, and mood will find their truest voice.
The villagers mill around Tularam in awe, every time he goes into a trancelike stupor to the accompaniment of drums and chants, his body shivering vigorously and tongue sticking out like Kali, the goddess of annihilation.
Renowned for their fusion of searing riffs and trancelike beats, Enter Shikari's inspirational lyrics and unique take on one of rock music's most popular genres has seen them build an admiring army of fans who revel in the band's visceral performance.
Fully costumed and stationed at the entrance of the convention center, he would occasionally join in a trancelike dance together with a Taoist shaman.
Focused concentration is used to produce a trancelike or hypnotic state in which the individual is vulnerable to suggestion, for example, to relax.
-- After being told of a traumatic family event, a Puerto Rican woman screams, cries, and trembles uncontrollably in a trancelike state--which she later does not remember although her reaction seems to have relieved her distress.
Berg, who coined the term bio-regionalism, says many people drift through life in a trancelike state, never thinking deeply about the origin of everyday things--the water they drink, the food they eat, and the homes they inhabit, as well as fuels and other gifts from nature that they prodigously squander.
They stop at random homes along the way to perform a kind of shamanic dance--a trancelike jingling of the bells--and offer a wordless yodel known as a Zauri by way of a New Year's greeting.
Somewhat atypically for Biscardi's usual melodic style, one encounters a great deal of trancelike single pitch repetition in the voice part, an expressive depiction of the "dream of the dead." While this repetition occurs to some extent also in the accompaniment, one finds much melodic and contrapuntal interest in the piano score as well.
power through which a corpse may be brought to a state of trancelike animation and made to obey the commands of the person exercising the power," may be helpful in thinking about the thesis of this book.