Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A breach; a bursting open; rupture.

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

  • noun A breaking or bursting open; breach; rupture.

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

  • noun A breaking or bursting open; breach; rupture.

Etymologies

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Latin ruptio, from rumpere, ruptum to break.

Examples

  • Also playing: "Dis-ruption" -- The Disrupter, wearing a "Pro-Life American" t-shirt and a leather Blackhawk gun holster, and The Real Disrupter, clad in a Juicy Couture "Anti-Healthcare Reform = Pro-Death" hoodie, hurl pithy insults at one another sure to be played and replayed for days on YouTube and the evening news.

    Rabbi Jennifer Krause: For Heaven's Sake, See the Movie!

  • America is beginning to wonder if the larger corpo-ruption involved in our decline hasn't seeped into your cracks as well.

    Rick Overton: Democrasti-nation

  • He has promised to clean up cor-ruption and has made agricultural de-velopment a priority.

    Freedom Is Not Enough

  • Your soul did not descend to Hades, neither did your flesh see cor­ruption.

    Mary's tomb, a place of grace

  • Zulu, who was present during the news conference said it appeared that he had become a victim of his own fight against cor! ruption in his department.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • At that moment, the doorbell rang, and without moving at all, Machida said, "An unfortunate but necessary inter - ruption."

    Second Skin

  • "Like dragon orbs," Raistlin snapped, irritated at the inter - ruption.

    Time of the Twins

  • "Like dragon orbs," Raistlin snapped, irritated at the inter - ruption.

    Time of the Twins

  • However Gammage appeared to accept her inter - ruption as proper.

    Breed to Come

  • On the other hand, decay is active in the heavens: we read of dim - ming heavenly bodies and ominous signs of their cor - ruption.

    COSMIC FALL

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