Definitions

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

Etymologies

From Latin disruptionem (from disrumpere) (Wiktionary)

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