Meaning of DISLOCATION in English


ˌdi(ˌ)slōˈkāshən, ˌdisləˈk- noun

Etymology: Middle English dislocacioun, from Middle French dislocation, from Medieval Latin dislocatus + Middle French -ion

: the act of dislocating or state of being dislocated: as

a. : displacement of one or more bones at a joint : luxation

b. : displacement of rocks by movement along a fracture : fault

c. : a discontinuity in the otherwise normal lattice structure of a crystal

d. : disruption of an established order (as in social, economic, or political affairs)

postwar industrial dislocations

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