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From Latin disruptionem, from disrumpere.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈɹʌpʃən/, /dɪzˈɹʌpʃən/, /dɪzˈɹʊpʃən/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /dɪsˈɹʌpʃən/
  • Rhymes: -ʌpʃən

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disruption (countable and uncountable, plural disruptions)

  1. An interruption to the regular flow or sequence of something.
    The network created a disruption in the show when they broke in with a newscast.
  2. A continuing act of disorder.
    There was great disruption in the classroom when the teacher left.
  3. A breaking or bursting apart; a breach.

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disruption f (plural disruptions)

  1. break; fracture