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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue; An event that results in a displacement or discontinuity; A displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column).

Usage examples (36)
  • Thompson's dislocation from the English game can be traced to the moment in January 2008
  • The temporal dislocation is performative, a matter of backdrops and props, idioms of rewritten dialogue.
  • Stories of death and dislocation from the superpower invasion of 1979, and now from the American occupation, entering its tenth year.
  • "Many, many, many - maybe 80 percent - of the numbers you are seeing in the report would turn into long-term dislocation," Elnashai said. for more
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