Definitions of disruption

  1. a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of causing disorder Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act or rending asunder, or the state of being rent asunder or broken in pieces; breach; rent; dilaceration; rupture; as, the disruption of rocks in an earthquake; disruption of a state. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Act of rending or tearing apart; forcible separation; breach. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The act of breaking asunder: the act of bursting and rending: breach. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Act of breaking asunder; breach. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The act of bursting asunder; the state of being disrupted. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The act of rending asunder; breach; rent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for disruption

  1. The cause of the double shadow was evident at once- but what can have produced this sudden disruption of the comet? – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  2. However, to avoid disruption of the structure of space- time, we must return you to approximately the same point in space- time. – Hunter Patrol by Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire