HyperDic: dislocation

English > 3 senses of the word dislocation:
NOUNeventdislocation, disruptionan event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
actdislocation, breakdownthe act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue
statedislocationa displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
dislocation > pronunciation
Soundsdihslow'key'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > dislocation: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn event that results in a displacement or discontinuity.
Synonymdisruption
Broaderinterruption, breakSome abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
Spanishintercepción
Catalanintercepció
Verbsdislocatemove out of position
dislocateput out of its usual place, position, or relationship
English > dislocation: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue.
Example"the social dislocations resulting from government policies"
Synonymbreakdown
Broaderdisruption, perturbationThe act of causing disorder
Spanishalteración, dislocación
Catalanalteració
Verbsdislocateput out of its usual place, position, or relationship
English > dislocation: 3 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningA displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column).
Narrowerabarticulationdislocation of a joint
diastasisseparation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone
spondylolisthesisA forward dislocation of one vertebra over the one beneath it producing pressure on spinal nerves
Broaderinjury, hurt, harm, traumaAny physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
Spanishdislocación
Catalandislocació
Verbsdislocatemove out of position
dislocateput out of its usual place, position, or relationship

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