|1.||[ noun ] activity that is an intrusion or interruption|
"he looked around for the source of the disturbance" "there was a disturbance of neural function"
|Related terms:||activity fuss magnetic_storm|
|2.||[ noun ] an unhappy and worried mental state|
"there was too much anger and disturbance" "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"
|Related terms:||agitation disturb upset|
|3.||[ noun ] a noisy fight|
|Synonyms:||fray ruffle affray|
|4.||[ noun ] a disorderly outburst or tumult|
|Synonyms:||commotion turmoil hoo-hah hurly_burly stir hoo-ha to-do kerfuffle flutter disruption|
"they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
|Related terms:||disorder convulsion tumult storm storm_center earthquake incident|
|5.||[ noun ] the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion|
|Related terms:||motion commotion havoc agitation melee upset circus outburst rampage furor disorganisation disruption touch|
|6.||[ noun ] (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness|
|Synonyms:||mental_disturbance psychological_disorder folie mental_disorder|
|Related terms:||disorder neurosis affective_disorder psychosomatic_disorder delusional_disorder schizothymia dissociative_disorder personality_disorder aberration conversion_disorder encopresis split_personality folie_a_deux delirium anxiety_disorder psychiatry|
|7.||[ noun ] electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication|
|Related terms:||trouble background crosstalk fadeout static jitter clutter|