Asyndesis Alternate term for loosening of association. A milder form of derailment of thought, the individual leaping from topic to topic which has only the most tenuous connection with each other marks it. This is in contrast with a flight of ideas , whereby the individual's successive ideas may be linked and "understandable" to the listener. See also Akataphasia and Entgleisen term introduced by (Cameron). Copyright Notice Adapted from Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0 ; additional terms may apply.