Definitions for disruption

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•ruptdɪsˈrʌpt(v.t.)

  1. to cause disorder or turmoil in.

  2. to destroy, usu. temporarily, the normal continuance or unity of; interrupt:

    to disrupt broadcasting.

  3. to break apart:

    to disrupt a connection.

  4. (adj.)broken apart; disrupted.

Origin of disrupt:

1650–60; < L disruptus, var. of dīruptus, ptp. of dīrumpere=dī-di -2+rumpere to break

dis•rup′tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. break, interruption, disruption, gap(noun)

    an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

    "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"

  2. disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle(noun)

    a disorderly outburst or tumult

    "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

  3. dislocation, disruption(noun)

    an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity

  4. disruption, perturbation(noun)

    the act of causing disorder

Wiktionary

  1. disruption(Noun)

    An interruption to the regular flow or sequence of something.

  2. disruption(Noun)

    A continuing act of disorder

  3. Origin: From disruptionem (from disrumpere)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disruption(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Disruption

    Disruption is the term most commonly used for ending an adoption. While technically an adoption is disrupted only when it is abandoned by the adopting parent or parents before it is legally completed, in practice the term is used for all adoptions that are ended. It is usually initiated by the parents via a court petition, much like a divorce, to which it is analogous. While rarely discussed in public, even within the adoption community, the practice has become far more widespread in recent years, especially among those parents who have adopted from Eastern European countries, particularly Russia and Romania, where some children have suffered far more from their institutionalization than their parents were led to believe.


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