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English noun: dislocation

1. dislocation (event) an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity


Broader (hypernym)break, interruption

2. dislocation (act) the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue

SamplesThe social dislocations resulting from government policies.
His warning came after the breakdown of talks in London.


Broader (hypernym)disruption, perturbation

3. dislocation (state) a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)

Broader (hypernym)harm, hurt, injury, trauma

Narrower (hyponym)abarticulation, diastasis, spondylolisthesis

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