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disturbance

 
Noun disturbance has 7 senses
  1. perturbation, disturbance - activity that is an intrusion or interruption; "he looked around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a disturbance of neural function"
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has particulars: fuss, trouble, bother, hassle; magnetic storm
  2. disturbance, perturbation, upset - an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"
    --2 is a kind of agitation
    Derived form: verb disturb1
  3. 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"
    --3 is a kind of disorder
    --3 has particulars:
     convulsion, turmoil, upheaval; earthquake; incident; storm, tempest; storm center, storm centre; tumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboil
  4. affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle - a noisy fight
    --4 is a kind of fight, fighting, combat, scrap
  5. disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
    --5 is a kind of
    motion, movement, move, motility
    --5 has particulars:
     circus, carnival; disorganization, disorganisation; disruption, perturbation; commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult; furor, furore; havoc, mayhem; melee, scrimmage, battle royal; agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo; outburst, tumultuous disturbance; rampage, violent disorder; upset, derangement, overthrow
    Derived form: verb disturb3
  6. mental disorder, mental disturbance, disturbance, psychological disorder, folie - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
    --6 is a kind of disorder, upset
    --6 has particulars:
     anxiety disorder; psychosomatic disorder; aberration; conversion disorder, conversion reaction, conversion hysteria; delirium; delusional disorder; encopresis; folie a deux; personality disorder; affective disorder, major affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance; schizothymia; neurosis, neuroticism, psychoneurosis; dissociative disorder
  7. noise, interference, disturbance - electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
    --7 is a kind of trouble
    --7 has particulars:
     clutter; background, background signal; crosstalk, XT; fadeout; jitter; static, atmospherics, atmospheric static
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