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  1. distancing(Noun)

    The process of becoming distant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distancing

    of Distance


  1. Distancing

    Distancing is a concept arising from the work of developmental psychologists Heinz Werner and Bernard Kaplan. Distancing describes the process by which psychologists help a person establish their own individuality through understanding their separateness from everything around them. This understanding of one's identity is considered an essential phase in coming to terms with symbols, which in turn forms the foundation for full cognition and language. Werner and Kaplan's work was later expanded by the pioneer in deaf-blind patient therapy, Dr. Jan Van Dijk, and later refined by the work of Dr. Susan Bruce. Primarily of use in working with deaf-blind patients, distancing gradually leads the subject through a course of physical interactions which encourage the patients to respond. At first, responses may be simple repetitions of pleasurable acts, but eventually events that take place in the present tense are replaced in the subject's mind with more complicated concepts, such as desires, requests, or other expressions which reflect symbolic cognition and understanding of past events. As the subject progresses through these stages, he is eventually able to move from communicating his desires simply to more complicated treatment of symbols in communication. Once the communication barrier is removed, more conventional therapies and educational methodologies are then possible.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distancing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distancing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Omar Sadequi:

    When that picture aired, people began distancing themselves, but you can't stop people coming to the mosque.

  2. Michael Springborn:

    This suggests that efforts to utilize social distancing to mitigate disease spread may have a limited window of efficacy.

  3. Donald Trump:

    They're not distancing themselves. I had a meeting with Natanyahu. I could be at the meeting right now, but he condemned your remarks is all I'm saying.

  4. Aaron David Miller:

    How does a presidential aspirant like Joe Biden reach for a bold American foreign policy without fundamentally distancing himself from his boss? It’s tough.

  5. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely:

    Sweden has crossed all red lines in relations with Israel, this is defamation of Israel and the statements are distancing Sweden from the ranks of enlightened nations that can take part in the dialogue about rights in the region.

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