• WordNet 3.6
    • n dislocation the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue "the social dislocations resulting from government policies","his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London"
    • n dislocation an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
    • n dislocation a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dislocation (Surg) The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced.
    • Dislocation The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced.
    • Dislocation (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dislocation Displacement; derangement or disorder of parts.
    • n dislocation Specifically.
    • n dislocation In surgery: The displacement or separation of the parts of a joint; the unjointing of a limb; luxation. When dislocation takes place as the result of violence, it is called primitive or accidental; and when it happens as a consequence of disease, which has destroyed the tissues forming the joint, it is called consecutive or spontaneous. A simple dislocation is a dislocation unattended by a wound communicating internally with the joint and externally with the air; and a compound dislocation is a dislocation which is attended by such a wound.
    • n dislocation Anatomical displacement, as of an organ through disease or violence; malposition.
    • n dislocation In geology, a break in the continuity of strata, usually attended with more or less movement of the rocks on one side or the other, so that, in following any one stratum, it will be found to be above or below the place which it would have occupied had no break or dislocation occurred. See fault.
    • n dislocation The territorial distribution of an army.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dislocation a dislocated joint: displacement:
    • n Dislocation (geol.) a 'fault,' or displacement of stratified rocks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. dislocation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. dislocāre, -ātum—L., dis, apart, locāre, to place.


In literature:

He writes pieces full of the old astounding musical dislocation.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
And beautiful as Miss Grant may be, I won't dislocate my neck to look at her in a tram.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Philip's organization was now completely dislocated.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
This dislocation may be partial or complete.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Sure I never doubted you,' and wring your hand as if he wanted to dislocate it?
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
And yet what a change of view produced by it, what a dislocation of judgment!
"The Spinner's Book of Fiction" by Various
Some organs show very considerable temporal dislocations, others a moderate amount, others again an inconsiderable amount.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Such were the explosive elements of town life when changing conditions were tending to dislocate the whole structure of mediaeval existence.
"German Culture Past and Present" by Ernest Belfort Bax
Serious economic dislocation in the conquered countries drove many citizens into a life of prostitution and crime.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
The utter dislocation of all home comforts occupied the foremost rank.
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In poetry:

A piece of bone can never lie:
A rib, a femur, or a thigh
Is but a dislocated sign
Of something hybrid, half and half
Betwixt a crocodile and calf--
Maybe a porcupine.
"The Antiquarian" by Hattie Howard
There's a dirty, low-down drunkard, who has wronged a painted doll
With a bullet in the tail-end of his spine
There's a woman with a broken heart, and dislocated neck
Who paints her housemaid's knees with iodine.
"The Dampoor Express" by Billy Bennett
Let de boat swing down de ribber;
Ah! swing, ah! swing away! Can't afford to leave mah only,
So heah I'm gwine to stay. All de coons along de water-front am tryin'
Foh to steal mah Emmaleen, To dislocate mah happy home
And grab dis yellow queen.
"My Emmaleen" by George Ade

In news:

The pending sales of the Dodgers and the Jaguars, and the dislocation damage done.
CT appearance of incudomalleolar dislocation .
Acute Patellar Dislocation , Knee Bracing and Patellar Tendinopathy.
O'Donoghue states that dislocations are nothing more than sprains and shoulder dislocations should be treated accordingly.
About 60 students were temporarily dislocated.
The subluxation is an accepted term used to describe joint malalignment without complete dislocation.
Look at how much has changed: In 1930 the nation was just entering the Great Depression and all the political and social dislocations the second World War would engender were still years off.
View full size The Associated Press Update from the team: Joel Przybilla suffered a ruptured right patella tendon and patella dislocation in the 1st quarter of tonight's game at Dallas.
Hamas knows that the damage it inflicts serves no strategic value, but it hopes that its rockets will cause dislocation and even panic in Israel and send an international message that Gaza cannot be ignored .
Chamberlain dislocated his right ankle bouncing on a trampoline with his son on March 22.
Williams dislocated his shoulder during practice on March 8.
Local workforce boards are telling dislocated workers in much of Wisconsin that there's not enough money to help them retrain for new work.
New York Jets backup tight end Jeff Cumberland, sporting a black cast, told reporters Monday that he has a dislocated right hand .
Chamberlain underwent surgery last night after suffering an open dislocation of the right ankle while playing with his son.
Max Roach , a master percussionist whose rhythmic innovations and improvisations provided the dislocated beats that defined bebop jazz, has died after a long illness.

In science:

We analyze stress-free dislocation walls in the continuum theory in section III, and connect them with Frank’s formula7 for the dislocation content of grain boundaries in appendix A.
Stress-free states of continuum dislocation fields: Rotations, grain boundaries, and the Nye dislocation density tensor
In the continuum dislocation theory a polycrystal is thus a stress-free configuration of dislocations.
Stress-free states of continuum dislocation fields: Rotations, grain boundaries, and the Nye dislocation density tensor
In section II, we derive the most general solution for the dislocation density tensor with zero stress.
Stress-free states of continuum dislocation fields: Rotations, grain boundaries, and the Nye dislocation density tensor
This would suggest that sharp, discrete wall formation is not implied by the energetics within the continuum theory; recent work elsewhere8,9 has shown that they may nonetheless form via shock formation in the natural dislocation dynamics.
Stress-free states of continuum dislocation fields: Rotations, grain boundaries, and the Nye dislocation density tensor
A dislocation is a crystallographic defect representing extra rows or columns of atoms and is characterized by two quantities; its line direction t, and its Burgers vector b.
Stress-free states of continuum dislocation fields: Rotations, grain boundaries, and the Nye dislocation density tensor