1. [ noun ] an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
Synonyms: disruption
Related terms: interruption dislocate
2. [ noun ] the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue
Synonyms: breakdown

"the social dislocations resulting from government policies" "his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London"

Related terms: disruption break_down
3. [ noun ] (medicine) a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
Related terms: injury abarticulation diastasis spondylolisthesis dislocate
Similar spelling:   dislocate