|1.||[ noun ] an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity|
|Related terms:||interruption dislocate|
|2.||[ noun ] 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"
|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|