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Pronunciation:  `dislow'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of disrupting an established order
  2. [n]  an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
  3. [n]  a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)

DISLOCATION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: breakdown, disruption
 See Also: abarticulation, break, diastasis, disruption, harm, hurt, injury, interruption, perturbation, spondylolisthesis, trauma



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis`lo*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. dislocation.]
1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced.
   --T. Burnet.

2. (Geol.) The displacement of parts of rocks or portions of
   strata from the situation which they originally occupied.
   Slips, faults, and the like, are dislocations.

3. (Surg.) The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint;
   also, the condition of being thus displaced.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Dislocation is the complete displacement of a joint.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abstraction, alienation, convulsion, derangement, detachment, disarrangement, disarticulation, disassociation, discomposure, disconnectedness, disconnection, discontinuity, disengagement, disjointing, disjunction, disorder, disorganization, disturbance, disunion, division, divorce, divorcement, incoherence, insanity, isolation, luxation, misarrangement, parting, partition, perturbation, removal, segmentation, separation, separatism, shuffling, subdivision, subtraction, withdrawal, zoning