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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disruption  \Dis*rup"tion\,  n.  [L.  disruptio,  diruptio.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disruption 
  n  1:  an  act  of  delaying  or  interrupting  the  continuity;  "it  was 
  presented  without  commercial  breaks"  [syn:  {break},  {interruption}, 
  {gap}] 
  2:  a  disorderly  outburst  or  tumult;  "they  were  amazed  by  the 
  furious  disturbance  they  had  caused"  [syn:  {disturbance}, 
  {commotion},  {turmoil},  {stir},  {hurly  burly},  {to-do}] 
  3:  an  event  that  results  in  a  displacement  or  discontinuity 
  [syn:  {dislocation}] 
  4:  the  act  of  causing  disorder  [syn:  {perturbation}] 




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