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Definition 1: the act of causing disorder - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for disruption in the sense of this definition

(disruption is a kind of ...) the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

(... is a kind of disruption ) the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue

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

(... is a kind of disruption ) the act of surprising someone

Definition 2: an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity - [noun denoting act]

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

  • it was presented without commercial breaks
  • there was a gap in his account

Synonyms for disruption in the sense of this definition

(disruption is a kind of ...) the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

(... is a kind of disruption ) (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film

(... is a kind of disruption ) (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program

(... is a kind of disruption ) the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts

(... is a kind of disruption ) an instance of sudden interruption

(... is a kind of disruption ) shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree

Definition 3: an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for disruption in the sense of this definition

(disruption 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 4: a disorderly outburst or tumult - [noun denoting state]

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

  • they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused

Synonyms for disruption in the sense of this definition

(disruption is a kind of ...) a disturbance of the peace or of public order

(... is a kind of disruption ) a violent disturbance

"the convulsions of the stock market"

(... is a kind of disruption ) a disturbance that is extremely disruptive

"selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees"

(... is a kind of disruption ) a public disturbance

"the police investigated an incident at the bus station"

(... is a kind of disruption ) a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event

"he made a great splash and then disappeared"

(... is a kind of disruption ) a violent commotion or disturbance

"the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away" "it was only a tempest in a teapot"

(... is a kind of disruption ) a center of trouble or disturbance

(... is a kind of disruption ) a state of commotion and noise and confusion

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