Definition of Disruption

1. Noun. An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity. "There was a gap in his account"




2. Noun. A disorderly outburst or tumult. "They were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

3. Noun. An event that results in a displacement or discontinuity.
Exact synonyms: Dislocation
Generic synonyms: Break, Interruption
Derivative terms: Dislocate, Dislocate

4. Noun. The act of causing disorder.
Exact synonyms: Perturbation
Generic synonyms: Disturbance
Specialized synonyms: Breakdown, Dislocation, Surprisal, Surprise
Derivative terms: Disrupt, Perturb, Perturb

Definition of Disruption

1. n. The act or rending asunder, or the state of being rent asunder or broken in pieces; breach; rent; dilaceration; rupture; as, the disruption of rocks in an earthquake; disruption of a state.

Definition of Disruption

1. Noun. An interruption to the regular flow or sequence of something. ¹

2. Noun. A continuing act of disorder ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disruption

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Disruption

1. Plasma instabilities (usually oscillatory modes) sometimes grow and cause disruptions of the carefully-engineered plasma conditions in the reactor. Major disruptions can cause an abrupt temperature drop and the termination of the plasma. Stored energy in the plasma is rapidly dumped into the rest of the plasma system (vacuum vessel walls, magnet coils, etc.) and can cause significant damage if precautions are not taken. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Disruption

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1. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1906)
"THE bitterness, not to say the ferocity, of the disruption controversy is ... That the fires of the disruption are still smoulder ing, was revealed in the ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"If disruption took place, the fate of New Jersey would be worst of all ; she had ... And danger from disruption would follow, whether an entire separation ..."

3. A College Text-book of Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1909)
"The disruption of Igneous Rocks At the surface, igneous rocks are subject to mechanical disruption, and to chemical change which results in decay. ..."

4. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"The US EPA is co-sponsoring the detailed review and interpretation of the existing literature on endocrine disruption currently under way at the National ..."

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