Definition of Derailment

1. Noun. An accident in which a train runs off its track.

Generic synonyms: Misadventure, Mischance, Mishap
Derivative terms: Derail, Derail



Definition of Derailment

1. n. The act of going off, or the state of being off, the rails of a railroad.

Definition of Derailment

1. Noun. (rail transport) The action of a locomotive or train leaving the rails along which it runs ¹

2. Noun. (psychiatry) A pattern of discourse (in speech or writing) that is a sequence of unrelated or only remotely related ideas. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Derailment

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Derailment

1. A symptom of a thought disorder in which one constantly gets "off the track" in his thoughts and speech; similar to loosening of association. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Derailment

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Literary usage of Derailment

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1. The Law Relating to Automobile Insurance by John Simpson (1921)
""derailment."—An action of contract was brought upon a transportation ... "derailment" is defined by Webster's International Dictionary as "the act of going ..."

2. The Law Relating to Automobile Insurance by John Simpson (1921)
""derailment."—An action of contract was brought upon a transportation ... "derailment" is defined by Webster's International Dictionary as "the act of going ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"RR, 127 NC 208, 37 SE 204, which was the case of a derailment. In Overcash v. Electric Co., 144 NC 573, 57 SE 377, 12 Ann. Cas. 1040, the plaintiff sued to ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"... the Eastern District of Missouri to review a judgment for defendant in an action to recover damages for injuries to plaintiff by the derailment of a car ..."

5. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"1n an action for injuries caused by the derailment of a car, the court charged that, in order to bar the plaintiff, the defendant must show that some ..."

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