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disruption Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    break; interruption; gap.
    • it was presented without commercial breaks
    • there was a gap in his account
  2. noun a disorderly outburst or tumult
    to-do; disturbance; hurly burly; kerfuffle; commotion; hoo-ha; hoo-hah; flutter.
    • they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused
  3. noun an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
  4. noun the act of causing disorder

Dis*rup"tion noun
L. disruptio, diruptio.
  1. 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 1913