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disturbance

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noun dis·tur·bance \di-ˈstər-bən(t)s\

Simple Definition of disturbance

  • : something that stops you from working, sleeping, etc. : the act of disturbing someone or something

  • : a change in the position, arrangement, or order of something

  • : violent or noisy behavior especially in public

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disturbance

  1. 1 :  the act of disturbing :  the state of being disturbed

  2. 2 :  a local variation from the average or normal wind conditions

Examples of disturbance in a sentence

  1. She doesn't want any more disturbances while she is studying.

  2. He reacts badly to disturbance of his daily routine.

  3. Fish are able to detect even slight disturbances in the water.

  4. Disturbance of the river's sediment causes cloudy water.

  5. Neighbors called the police to report a disturbance.

  6. They were arrested for creating a disturbance.

  7. The violence that soldiers experience in war can lead to emotional disturbance in later years.



13th Century

First Known Use of disturbance

13th century

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DISTURBANCE Defined for Kids

disturbance

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noun dis·tur·bance \di-ˈstər-bəns\

Definition of disturbance for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of interrupting, changing the arrangement of, or upsetting :  the state of being interrupted, changed in arrangement, or upset <Fish can feel any disturbances in the water.>

  2. 2 :  2disorder 2, commotion <I reported a disturbance to the police.>




Medical Dictionary

disturbance

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noun dis·tur·bance \dis-ˈtər-bən(t)s\

Medical Definition of disturbance

  1. :  the state of being emotionally disturbed




Law Dictionary

disturbance

noun dis·tur·bance

Legal Definition of disturbance

  1. :  an interruption of peace or order; specifically :  an interruption of the quiet enjoyment of one's property





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