disruption

Definitions

  • raven disrupts ride
    raven disrupts ride
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n disruption an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity "it was presented without commercial breaks","there was a gap in his account"
    • n disruption the act of causing disorder
    • n disruption an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
    • n disruption a disorderly outburst or tumult "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Disruption 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disruption A rending asunder; a bursting apart; forcible separation or division into parts; dilaceration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Disruption the act of breaking asunder: the act of bursting and rending: breach: in Scottish ecclesiastical history, the separation of the party who became the Free Church from the Established Church for the sake of spiritual independence (1843)
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Quotations

  • John F. Kennedy
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    “Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.”
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis%20Diderot
    “The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion.”
  • Vaclav Havel
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    “Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have -- by disrupting that order -- a way of surprising.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. disruptio, diruptio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. disruptus, diruptus, dirumpĕredis, asunder, rumpĕre, to break.

Usage

In literature:

Where the water reaches the prime mover, its effect will vary from disagreeable knocking to disruption.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
By this he attempted to disrupt the organic life of the country and of the army.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
The disruption at length came.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Disruption of the Scottish church, the, 221.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844" by Various
The Southern Pacific announced that traffic northward was disrupted.
"The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds" by Francis Flagg
But the grand event of that year was the final disruption of Christendom.
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
All the disruption and distress going before had been news; this was disaster.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
The former couple has been disrupted; the latter is convulsed by quarrels between its members.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The disruption of the Queen's company in 1590-91 would also leave some men at large.
"Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592" by Arthur Acheson
Thus the Terran Empire had come into being with only a fraction of the internal disruption which normally follows empire-building.
"The Unnecessary Man" by Gordon Randall Garrett
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In poetry:

Dis-stance: versts, reaches...
They've disbanded, disrupted us,
Disunited and dissolved us,
Not knowing that we are an alloy
""Dis-stance: versts, miles"" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
Alone the few pale birches, gleaming
Mid greyish moss and stubby brush,
Like visions born of fevered dreaming
Disrupt the lifeless, eerie hush.
"Here, At A Meagre Earth" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
Flames disrupt the sky. The work is begun.
"Action!" My guns crash, flame, rock, and stun
Again and again. Soon the soughing night
Is loud with their clamour and leaps with their light.
"Battle" by Robert Nichols
I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.
"Sonnet XI" by Pablo Neruda

In news:

all of these systems adjust to circadian disruption like jet lag at somewhat different rates.
Errors or mutations in genetic switches can disrupt the network and lead to a range of diseases.
As Klee 's international reputation grew (in 1930, he became the first living European artist to be given a one-man show at the new Museum of Modern Art in New York), the rise of Nazism began to disrupt the Bauhaus.
" LaBonte, who said he's not a "hate-monger," said he "thinks that it's an absolute shame that show up and disrupt people's funerals.
Molded-pulp bottle disrupts laundry detergent category.
Matches stopped and started throughout the day as lightning and thunderstorms disrupted the competition.
Wal-Mart is accusing the United Food and Commercial Workers Union of engaging in unfair labor practices and illegal attempts to disrupt its business.
Leap second and storm disrupt weekend web services.
Guerrillas fighting the Liberian Government have reportedly seized control of the city's main hydroelectric installation and water-treatment plant, cutting water supplies and disrupting power.
A Life's Work Disrupted in Liberia;Newark Native Hopes to Return to Her Study of Chimps.
Disruptive Species Now In Louisiana Coastal Waters.
The Amsco V-PROTM 1 Low Temperature Sterilization System is designed to simplify clinicians' lives by improving productivity and minimizing disruptions.
Petrochemical production in Japan has been severely disrupted by the massive earthquake that struck the northeast coast of the country earlier today.
Severed phone line disrupts services in Folsom.
Phone service to Folsom government and emergency services will be disrupted until Friday evening after a tractor severed an AT&T line Thursday.
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In science:

If q > qmin then the two halos merge and their cooling is completely disrupted.
On the population of primordial star clusters in the presence of UV background radiation
Mihos & Hernquist 1996) show that when ob jects with mass ratios q > 0. collide the galactic structure of both ob jects is seriously disrupted.
On the population of primordial star clusters in the presence of UV background radiation
We suspect that smaller mass ratios would still sufficiently disrupt the cooling gas cloud.
On the population of primordial star clusters in the presence of UV background radiation
Equally, the chance that haloes are involved in mergers that disrupt their cooling is increased.
On the population of primordial star clusters in the presence of UV background radiation
This difference in total satellite number occurs because simulations with more severe overcooling form satellites very centrally concentrated and less susceptible to tidal effects and complete disruption (see also Macci`o et al. 2005).
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
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