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Pronunciation:  dis'rupshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"
  2. [n]  the act of causing disorder
  3. [n]  an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
  4. [n]  a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

DISRUPTION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: break, commotion, dislocation, disturbance, flutter, gap, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, interruption, kerfuffle, perturbation, stir, to-do, turmoil
 See Also: abruption, barracking, break, breakdown, breaking off, delay, dislocation, disorder, disturbance, garboil, heckling, holdup, incident, interjection, interpellation, interpolation, interposition, interruption, storm, storm center, storm centre, surprisal, surprise, tempest, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis*rup"tion\, n. [L. disruptio, diruptio.]
The act or rending asunder, or the state of being rent
asunder or broken in pieces; breach; rent; dilaceration;
rupture; as, the disruption of rocks in an earthquake;
disruption of a state.

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