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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, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle, carry-on [Brit]
  3. An event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
    - dislocation
  4. The act of causing disorder
    - perturbation

Derived forms: disruptions

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

Encyclopedia: Disruption