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Noun: dislocation  ,dis-low'key-shun or ,dis-lu'key-shun
  1. An event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
    - disruption
  2. The act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue
    "the social dislocations resulting from government policies";
    - breakdown
  3. A displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)

Derived forms: dislocations

Type of: break, disruption, harm, hurt, injury, interruption, perturbation, trauma

Encyclopedia: Dislocation