What does disruption mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. break, interruption, disruption, gapnoun

    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, kerfufflenoun

    a disorderly outburst or tumult

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

  3. dislocation, disruptionnoun

    an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity

  4. disruption, perturbationnoun

    the act of causing disorder


  1. disruptionnoun

    An interruption to the regular flow or sequence of something.

  2. disruptionnoun

    A continuing act of disorder

  3. Etymology: From disruptionem (from disrumpere)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Disruptionnoun

    The act of breaking asunder; a breach; rent; dilaceration.

    Etymology: diruptio, Latin.

    This secures them from disruption, which they would be in danger of, upon a sudden stretch or contortion. John Ray.

    The agent which effected this disruption, and dislocation of the strata, was seated within the earth. John Woodward, Nat. Hist.

    If raging winds invade the atmosphere,
    Their force its curious texture cannot tear,
    Nor make disruption in the threads of air. Richard Blackmore.


  1. disruption

    Disruption refers to the process of interrupting the normal continuation or flow of a system, process, or event. It can be a temporary break or a long-term cessation that might change how things are done. This term is often used in sectors like business, technology, and innovation to describe a major change or innovation that significantly alters or even replaces traditional systems or processes. Disruption can also be used to refer a disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disruptionnoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [L. disruptio, diruptio.]


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disruption in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disruption in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of disruption in a Sentence

  1. Ric Spooner:

    There is no disruption to shipping. There is nothing in terms of short-term risk (to oil supply).

  2. The Queen:

    I have been saddened by the destruction and major disruption caused by volcanic eruptions in recent days, and my thoughts are with the many people and families who have been evacuated from their homes, and whose livelihoods have been affected, i send my thanks to the emergency services and all those involved in the relief effort.

  3. Ghazi Zeaiter:

    The Russians have asked the Directorate of Civil Aviation authority in Lebanon to divert the routes of planes in a specific area over the international waters where they are planning to conduct the exercise, this (disruption would have been) for three days but we refused because it is against our interests.

  4. James Smith:

    A good approach is to be provocative, this could be about threats of disruption in an industry, such as what’s happening with Uber. This can get the attention of your audience. You can then show how you can be a partner.

  5. Neera Tanden:

    The truth of it is Trump has shown... that there's a strong appetite for bold solutions to significant problems, trump's disruption, and many of his lunatic ideas, have widened the aperture of what's acceptable in the policy debates.

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    the act of carrying something
    A observe
    B interrupt
    C condemn
    D carry

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