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Noun: disruption  ,dis'rúp-shun
  1. An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    "it was presented without commercial disruptions";
    - break, interruption, gap
  2. A disorderly outburst or tumult
    "they were amazed by the furious disruption they had caused";
    - disturbance, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do [informal], hoo-ha [informal], hoo-hah [informal], kerfuffle [Brit, informal], carry-on [Brit, informal], song and dance [Brit, informal]
  3. An event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
    - dislocation
  4. The act of causing disorder
    - perturbation

Derived forms: disruptions

See also: bother, fuss, hassle [informal], shindy [informal], stink [informal], trouble

Type of: break, delay, disorder, disturbance, holdup, interruption

Encyclopedia: Disruption