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disorder

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verb dis·or·der \(ˌ)dis-ˈȯr-dər, (ˌ)diz-\

Definition of disorder

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to disturb the order of

  3. 2 :  to disturb the regular or normal functions of



Examples of disorder

  1. <be careful not to disorder the carefully arranged contents of the dresser>



15th Century

First Known Use of disorder

15th century


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disorder

noun dis·or·der

Simple Definition of disorder

  • : a confused or messy state : a lack of order or organization

  • : a state or situation in which there is a lot of noise, crime, violent behavior, etc.

  • medical : a physical or mental condition that is not normal or healthy

Full Definition of disorder

  1. 1 :  lack of order <clothes in disorder>

  2. 2 :  breach of the peace or public order <troubled times marked by social disorders>

  3. 3 :  an abnormal physical or mental condition <a liver disorder> <a personality disorder>

Examples of disorder

  1. The mayor is concerned that a rally could create public disorder.

  2. problems of crime and social disorder

  3. Millions of people suffer from some form of personality disorder.



1523

First Known Use of disorder

1523



DISORDER Defined for Kids

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disorder

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verb dis·or·der \dis-ˈȯr-dər\

Definition of disorder

dis·or·dereddis·or·der·ing

  1. :  to disturb the regular or normal arrangement or functioning of <You've disordered my papers.>




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disorder

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noun dis·or·der

Definition of disorder

  1. 1 :  a confused or messy state <His room was in complete disorder.>

  2. 2 :  unruly behavior <Recess monitors prevented any disorder.>

  3. 3 :  a physical or mental condition that is not normal or healthy <a stomach disorder>





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