from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An interruption to the regular flow or sequence of something.
- n. A continuing act of disorder
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or rending asunder, or the state of being rent asunder or broken in pieces; breach; rent; dilaceration; rupture
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rending asunder; a bursting apart; forcible separation or division into parts; dilaceration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
- n. a disorderly outburst or tumult
- n. the act of causing disorder
- n. an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
�Successful disruption of these networks can create the fear, uncertainty, and doubt necessary to create widespread societal / economic disruption�
The bottom line is, again, the term disruption has two different styles, you can be precise, you can be general.
While some protesters claimed victory in what they called a disruption of port activity, a port spokesman said the demonstrations did not affect trade at one of the nation at one of America's largest container port complexes.
Mayor Bloomberg is planning Draconian new measures to crack down on what he calls the "disruption" caused by the protesters at Zuccotti Park, and he is citing neighbors' complaints about noise and mess.
The DIII expereiment which shows the way to elimination of so-called "Edge Localized Modes" of plasma disruption is a recent advance that should be incorporated in to ITER construction.
Here the reliance of power tools resulted in short term disruption but no long term change.
Others may differ on that, but if you think having to move from the job/career you had to some partially make work situation (after a difficult and unpleasant transition process) that replaces income but probably continues the career disruption is indistinguishable as an economic event from being able to continue your career plans (which is what “avoid” would imply), then your understanding of these things is conveniently theoretical.
You post in know way indicates that climate disruption is not real.
Ideally, economic disruption is minimized during such actions.
"The net result is that we expect the lost sales due to the near-term disruption will be more than offset by stronger sales thereafter," they conclude.