[syn: dislocation, breakdown]
3. a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column);
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.
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.
3. (Surg.) The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint;
also, the condition of being thus displaced.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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