Meaning of DISLOCATION in English


/dis'loh kay"sheuhn/ , n.

1. an act or instance of dislocating.

2. the state of being dislocated.

3. Crystall. (in a crystal lattice) a line about which there is a discontinuity in the lattice structure. Cf. defect (def. 3).

[ 1350-1400; ME dislocacioun; see DISLOCATE, -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .