disruptive

Definitions

  • raven disrupts ride
    raven disrupts ride
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj disruptive characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination "effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive","riotous times","these troubled areas","the tumultuous years of his administration","a turbulent and unruly childhood"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Disruptive Causing, or tending to cause, disruption; caused by disruption; breaking through; bursting; as, the disruptive discharge of an electrical battery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disruptive Causing or tending to cause disruption; rending; bursting or breaking through.
    • disruptive Produced by or following on disruption: as, disruptive effects.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Disruptive causing, or accompanied by, disruption
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Quotations

  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “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

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. disruptus, diruptus, dirumpĕredis, asunder, rumpĕre, to break.

Usage

In literature:

More than once the Confederation seemed on the point of disruption.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
The whole atmosphere seemed to be aflame, and the noise was that of a universe in process of disruption.
"A Pirate of the Caribbees" by Harry Collingwood
Instead of preventing a disruption of his party, Jackson had only hastened the event.
"Expansion and Conflict" by William E. Dodd
Paul recognized one of the latter as a lady who had caused the disruption of a kingdom.
"High Noon" by Anonymous
The fringe of old ice on shore was disrupted and impassable.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
One of these sudden disruptions occurred between me and the ship, when I was returning from the iceberg.
"The Ocean and its Wonders" by R.M. Ballantyne
In short, a nice young home is about to be disrupted.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
He immediately became the fad; rather, Society split into two factions and was threatened with disruption.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
At the Disruption in 1843, he adhered to the Free Church.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V." by Various
He could draw men round him and keep them bound to him; while his powerful attraction was there, disruption was out of the question.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
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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:

From businessmen to backpackers, the near-shutdown of European airspace from the Iceland volcano has disrupted thousands of plans.
Scientists Oppose Legislation That Potentially Disrupts Medical Research.
Roland Griffiths (left) and Matthew W Johnson (right) say a proposed state law banning salvia divinorum could disrupt drug research.
Our results show that, without Tel1p and Mec1p, telomerase is still active and can act in vivo when the telomere structure is disrupted by various means.
Those who work with the group generally share its vision of transforming the injustices associated with "mass incarceration " that have disrupted the lives of so many individuals, families and communities.
Balancing Disruptive Innovation and Incremental Progress in Medicine.
Back in the 1990s, Theo Colborn, then-senior scientist with the World Wildlife Fund, sounded the first alarms about endocrine disrupters.
As businesses assess the damage and try to recover from the massive disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy, many are already thinking about how their insurance contracts respond.
Flight attendant disrupts flight with intercom rant.
The indictment says he knowingly interfered with the crew and was disruptive.
The jammer 's purpose is to suppress and defeat enemy integrated air defense systems, and also to disrupt and disable enemy ground-based communications capabilities.
Water main break disrupts Jefferson City .
Can too much kink disrupt your sex life.
The JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a cross-country flight by leaving the cockpit and yelling about religion and terrorists has had a psychotic episode in prison and requires further mental evaluation, a judge said Wednesday.
A drug commonly used to control seizures reduced the discomfort and sleep disruption of patients with restless legs syndrome, according to a small study released yesterday.
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In science:

The peak at z ∼ 0.8 is due to the accretion of gas stripped from tidally disrupted companions.
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
The ‘noisy’ star formation rate history at z ∼ 0.6 − 1.3 is the result of a minor merger at z ∼ 1.08 − 1.18, which activates an AGN with MB ∼ −21.7, and of the accretion of tidally disrupted clouds from a number of close small companions.
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
Cattaneo et al. 2006) despite the fact that a purely theoretical analytic approach gives a shutdown mass for the disruption of cold filaments of ∼ 3 × 1011M⊙ (Dekel & Birnboim 2006).
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
Clarke in () supports a new concept of ”weak” singularities: A singularity in a space-time should only be considered essential if it disrupts the evolution of linear test fields.
The wave equation on static singular space-times
Turbulent part of the magnetic field The large scale spiral structure of the Galactic magnetic field is disrupted locally by turbulent motions of the gas.
Separation of anomalous and synchrotron emissions using WMAP polarization data
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