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Definition 1: the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue - [noun denoting act]

Samples where dislocation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the social dislocations resulting from government policies
  • his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London

Synonyms for dislocation in the sense of this definition

(dislocation is a kind of ...) the act of causing disorder

Definition 2: an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for dislocation in the sense of this definition

(dislocation is a kind of ...) some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

"the telephone is an annoying interruption" "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"

Definition 3: a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column) - [noun denoting state]

(dislocation is a kind of ...) any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

(... is a kind of dislocation ) dislocation of a joint

(... is a kind of dislocation ) separation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone

(... is a kind of dislocation ) a forward dislocation of one vertebra over the one beneath it producing pressure on spinal nerves

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