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Definition of dislocation:

  1. The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced.
  2. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced.
  3. 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.

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