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disruption

 
Noun disruption has 4 senses
  1. break, interruption, disruption, gap - an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"
    --1 is a kind of delay, holdup
    --1 has particulars:
     cut-in, insert; cut-in, insert; interjection, interposition, interpolation, interpellation; breaking off, abruption; heckling, barracking
    Derived forms: verb disrupt1, verb disrupt3
  2. disturbance, disruption, commotion, stir, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle - a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
    --2 is a kind of disorder
    --2 has particulars:
     convulsion, turmoil, upheaval; earthquake; incident; storm, tempest; storm center, storm centre; tumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboil
  3. dislocation, disruption - an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
    --3 is a kind of interruption, break
  4. disruption, perturbation - the act of causing disorder
    --4 is a kind of disturbance
    --4 has particulars: dislocation, breakdown; surprise, surprisal
    Derived form: verb disrupt2
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