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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity;
[syn: dislocation, disruption]

2. the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue;
- Example: "the social dislocations resulting from government policies"
- Example: "his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London"
[syn: dislocation, breakdown]

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

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dislocation \Dis`lo*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. dislocation.] 1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) The displacement of parts of rocks or portions of strata from the situation which they originally occupied. Slips, faults, and the like, are dislocations. [1913 Webster] 3. (Surg.) The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dislocation n 1: an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity [syn: dislocation, disruption] 2: 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" [syn: dislocation, breakdown] 3: a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "dislocation": abstraction, alienation, convulsion, derangement, detachment, disarrangement, disarticulation, disassociation, discomposure, disconnectedness, disconnection, discontinuity, disengagement, disjointing, disjunction, disorder, disorganization, disturbance, disunion, division, divorce, divorcement, incoherence, insanity, isolation, luxation, misarrangement, parting, partition, perturbation, removal, segmentation, separation, separatism, shuffling, subdivision, subtraction, withdrawal, zoning