dislocation

Definitions of dislocation
1

n an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity

Synonyms:
disruption
Type of:
break, interruption
some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

n the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue

“the social dislocations resulting from government policies”
Synonyms:
breakdown
Type of:
disruption, perturbation
the act of causing disorder

n a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)

Types:
abarticulation
dislocation of a joint
diastasis
separation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone
spondylolisthesis
a forward dislocation of one vertebra over the one beneath it producing pressure on spinal nerves
Type of:
harm, hurt, injury, trauma
any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

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