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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of causing disorder; A disposition that is confused or nervous and upset; Activity that is an intrusion or interruption; (physics) a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly; An unhappy and worried mental state.

Usage examples (37)
  • I was in great perturbation over being fired.
  • Holes appear only if a finite perturbation is applied to the layer for accelerations a above 10g.
  • The tech bubble burst and 9/11 both resulted in significant short term perturbation of economic trend lines.
  • The perturbation was a single extra 'spike', or nerve impulse, introduced to a single neuron in the brain of a rat. for more
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