Definitions for perturbationˌpɜr tərˈbeɪ ʃən

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  1. disturbance, perturbation, upset(noun)

    an unhappy and worried mental state

    "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"

  2. perturbation(noun)

    (physics) a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly

  3. perturbation, disturbance(noun)

    activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption

    "the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset"; "he looked around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a disturbance of neural function"

  4. perturbation, fluster(noun)

    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset

  5. disruption, perturbation(noun)

    the act of causing disorder

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  1. perturbation(Noun)

    Agitation; the state of being perturbed

  2. perturbation(Noun)

    A small change in a physical system, or more broadly any definable system (such as a biological or economic system)

  3. perturbation(Noun)

    Variation in an orbit due to the influence of external bodies

  4. Origin: perturb + -ation

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  1. Perturbation(noun)

    the act of perturbing, or the state of being perturbed; esp., agitation of mind

  2. Perturbation(noun)

    a disturbance in the regular elliptic or other motion of a heavenly body, produced by some force additional to that which causes its regular motion; as, the perturbations of the planets are caused by their attraction on each other

  3. Origin: [L. perturbatio: cf. F. perturbation.]

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  1. Perturbation

    In astronomy, perturbation is the complex motion of a massive body subject to forces other than the gravitational attraction of a single other massive body. The other forces can include a third body, resistance, as from an atmosphere, and the off-center attraction of an oblate or otherwise misshapen body.


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