disorder

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EtymologyEdit

dis- +‎ order. Middle English disordeine, from Old French desordainer, from Medieval Latin disordinare.

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NounEdit

disorder (plural disorders)

  1. Absence of order; state of not being arranged in an orderly manner.
    After playing the children left the room in disorder.
  2. A disturbance of civic peace or of public order.
    The class was thrown into disorder when the teacher left the room
    The army tried to prevent disorder when claims the elections had been rigged grew stronger.
  3. (medicine) A physical or psychical malfunction.
    Bulimia is an eating disorder.

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Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 18:20