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dislocation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dislocation  \Dis`lo*ca"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  dislocation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  displacing,  or  the  state  of  being  displaced. 
  --T.  Burnet. 
 
  2.  (Geol.)  The  displacement  of  parts  of  rocks  or  portions  of 
  strata  from  the  situation  which  they  originally  occupied. 
  Slips,  faults,  and  the  like  are  dislocations. 
 
  3.  (Surg.)  The  act  of  dislocating,  or  putting  out  of  joint; 
  also  the  condition  of  being  thus  displaced. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dislocation 
  n  1:  an  event  that  results  in  a  displacement  or  discontinuity 
  [syn:  {disruption}] 
  2:  the  act  of  disrupting  an  established  order  [syn:  {breakdown}] 
  3:  a  displacement  of  a  part  (especially  a  bone)  from  its  normal 
  position  (as  in  the  shoulder  or  the  vertebral  column) 




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