dislocation

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noun dis·lo·ca·tion \ˌdis-(ˌ)lō-ˈkā-shən, -lə-\

Definition of dislocation

  1. :  the act of dislocating :  the state of being dislocated: as a :  displacement of one or more bones at a joint :  luxation b :  a discontinuity in the otherwise normal lattice structure of a crystal c :  disruption of an established order

Examples of dislocation in a sentence

  1. <the slightest dislocation in her daily routine bothered the elderly woman>

14th Century

First Known Use of dislocation

14th century


DISLOCATION Defined for Kids

dislocation

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noun dis·lo·ca·tion \ˌdis-lō-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of dislocation for Students

  1. :  the condition of being moved out of a normal location


Medical Dictionary

dislocation

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noun dis·lo·ca·tion \ˌdis-(ˌ)lō-ˈkā-shən, -lə-\

Medical Definition of dislocation

  1. :  displacement of one or more bones at a joint :  luxation



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