Definitions of dislocation

  1. the act of disrupting an established order Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The displacement of parts of rocks or portions of strata from the situation which they originally occupied. Slips, faults, and the like, are dislocations. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of displacing or disjoining; a joint put out of its socket. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A dislocated joint: displacement: (geol.) a "fault," or displacement of stratified rocks. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The act of displacing, specially of putting out of joint; a dislocated joint; the displacement of portions of a stratified rock from its original position; a fault. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. State of being put out of joint; the act of forcing a bone out of its socket, particularly as the result of accident; in geol., displacement of stratified rocks from their original or sedimentary position. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for dislocation

  1. An everlasting dislocation of combinations. – A Diary Without Dates by Enid Bagnold
  2. By this I received no other injury than the dislocation of one of my wrists. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent