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

Synonyms for perturbation in the sense of this definition

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

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

Definition 2: a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for perturbation in the sense of this definition

(perturbation is a kind of ...) a temperament that is perturbed and lacking in composure

Definition 3: activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption - [noun denoting event]

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

  • the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset
  • he looked around for the source of the disturbance
  • there was a disturbance of neural function

Synonyms for perturbation in the sense of this definition

(perturbation is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of perturbation ) an angry disturbance

"he didn't want to make a fuss" "they had labor trouble" "a spot of bother"

(... is a kind of perturbation ) a sudden disturbance of the earth's magnetic field; caused by emission of particles from the sun

Definition 4: (physics) a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(perturbation is a kind of ...) the effect of one thing (or person) on another

"the influence of mechanical action"

(... is a kind of perturbation ) (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)

(perturbation belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 5: an unhappy and worried mental state - [noun denoting state]

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

  • there was too much anger and disturbance
  • she didn't realize the upset she caused me

Synonyms for perturbation in the sense of this definition

(perturbation is a kind of ...) a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

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