Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rending asunder; a bursting apart; forcible separation or division into parts; dilaceration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or rending asunder, or the state of being rent asunder or broken in pieces; breach; rent; dilaceration; rupture

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An interruption to the regular flow or sequence of something.
  • noun A continuing act of disorder

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
  • noun a disorderly outburst or tumult
  • noun the act of causing disorder
  • noun an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

Etymologies

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From Latin disruptionem (from disrumpere)

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