• WordNet 3.6
    • n ruction the act of making a noisy disturbance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ruction An uproar; a quarrel; a noisy outbreak.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ruction A vexation or annoyance; also, a disturbance; a row or rumpus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ruction ruk′shun (slang) a vexation: a disturbance: a rumpus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a corr. of eruption.


In literature:

Whereat there were ructions in the House of Gourlay.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
He didn't say who it was that caused the ruction, so you know about as much of it as I do.
"The Boy Ranchers at Spur Creek" by Willard F. Baker
There wasn't any ructions till you come.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
We'll be starved if we wait breakfast for all that ruction!
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
She took a grudge against Louisiana and, bein' right fond of her at the time, I was foolish enough to horn in on the ruction.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
He was very certain that their ruction had only been temporary.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
Larry is making ructions, and folks are talking.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
I guess he and she'd been having some sort of a ruction that day, and he wanted to get even with her.
"Santa Fé's Partner" by Thomas A. Janvier
She had determined, Raven could see, that there should be no more ructions in his house.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
Leave them alone when all is quiet, and when there are ructions leave them alone.
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
Why didn't he get up his ruction somewhere where the boys couldn't see him, and know nothing about it!
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
He was forever raising a ruction.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Still the sullen moods, the nightly ructions.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis
But what's all this ruction for?
"The Battleship Boys' First Step Upward" by Frank Gee Patchin
Eber since he meet de Ashanti war men he say, `dere ruction ahead, dere goin' ter be smash up of de mine.
"With Wolseley to Kumasi" by F.S. Brereton
True, the Transkei was a long way off, but the ruction would never stop there.
"A Veldt Official" by Bertram Mitford
Well, it isn't in human nature that the plan won't lead to ructions, and this is only another of them.
"John Ames, Native Commissioner" by Bertram Mitford
And, naturally, Auntie Anna didn't want any ructions over it.
"The Youngest Girl in the School" by Evelyn Sharp
Let us try and put the screw on privately, but don't have open ructions.
"The Jolliest Term on Record" by Angela Brazil
I reckon he's been engagin' in some manner of ruction.
"When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry" by Charles Neville Buck

In news:

The ruction outside the door prompted me to investigate what was going on.

In science:

Viterbo, “Reconst ruction of multidimensional signals from irregular noisy samples,” IEEE Trans.
Asymptotic Behaviour of Random Vandermonde Matrices with Entries on the Unit Circle
The family (Ft )t≥0 is a filtration, and the following is immediate from the const ruction.
A better algorithm for random k-SAT
The program is a fixed sequence of (optionally) labelled inst ructions that are not modified during the execution.
Random Generation and Approximate Counting of Combinatorial Structures
Of course, Aubry-Mather theory has grown well beyond the results that we consider here and now includes studies of other objects such as Mather measures, Ma ˜n ´e critical values, which lead to applications to const ruction of connecting orbits, viscosity solutions, transport theory, multi-bump solutions etc.
Percival Lagrangian approach to Aubry-Mather theory