Definition of dislocation:
- The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced.
- The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced.
- The displacement of parts of rocks or portions of strata from the situation which they originally occupied. Slips, faults, and the like, are dislocations.
flutter, shift, break, disturbance, move, kerfuffle, to-do, hoo-ha, discontinuity, hurly burly, division, equipment failure, partitioning, gap, commotion, breakdown, perturbation, confusion, disorder, fracture, disruption, hoo-hah, movement, crack-up, interruption, rearrangement.
- dislocation (part of speech: noun)
- dispersion (part of speech: noun)
- "The War After the War", Isaac Frederick Marcosson.
It would have been singular, if any uncommon delicacy of feeling had survived through such a life as Mrs. Dabney's; it could not but be crushed and killed by her early disappointment, the cold duty of her first marriage, the dislocation of the heart's principles, consequent on a second union, and the unkindness of her southern husband, which had inevitably driven her to connect the idea of his death with that of her comfort.- "From-Twice-Told-Tales", Hawthorne, Nathaniel.
- "A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI.", Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot.