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English noun: dislocation

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


Synonymsdisruption


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.


Synonymsbreakdown


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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