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. an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue; "the social dislocations resulting from government policies"; "his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. Displacement of an organ or any part; specifically a disturbance or disarrangement of the normal relation of the bones entering into the formation of a joint; luxation. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. A dislocated joint: displacement: (geol.) a "fault," or displacement of stratified rocks. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Displacement; a dislocated joint. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. [Latin] A removal, usually sudden and violent, of a part from its place; particularly, the removal of a bone from its joint-cavity and articular connections. D’s are usually due to injury (Traumatic d.), sometimes to disease breaking up the joint (Pathological d.). They may occur in ute (Intra-uterine d., Congenital d.). According as the part retains some or none of its former connections and relations the d. is classed as Complete and as Partial (Incomplete d., Subluxation). A d. is Complicated when associated with injury of vessels, nerves, or other important structures; and is either Simple (Closed) or Compound (Open) according as there is or is not an open wound leading down to the dislocated part. A d. may, owing to impairment of the articular connections, tend to recur often (Habitual d.). Treatment: early reduction; rest for part, with retentive apparatus when the structures that normally Keep it in place are much injured. na
  15. Displacement of a part. American pocket medical dictionary.
  16. A dislocation is an abnormal, total or partial displacement of the articular portions of the bones entering into the formation of a joint from each other. Dislocations are classified as traumatic, congenital, and pathological. A partial or incomplete dislocation is called subluxation. An habitual dislocation is a dislocation frequently following insignificant trauma or muscular action, voluntary or involuntary. A compound dislocation is one in which there is a wound connecting the dislocation with the external air. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  17. Displacement of an organ from its usual place, e.g., cardiac dislocation. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  18. n. Act of displacing, or state of being displaced;—displacement of rocks or strata from their original position;—a disjointing; luxation;—a bone or joint displaced. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. The act of shifting the places of things; the state of being displaced; a joint put out. Complete Dictionary