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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisruptiondis‧rup‧tion /dɪsˈrʌpʃən/ ●●○ noun [countable, uncountable]  DISTURBa situation in which something is prevented from continuing in its usual way The strike caused widespread disruption.disruption to There will be some disruption to traffic while the work is in progress.
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disruptionExcept in very specific cases Sidonius's attitudes and style encourage the reader to see continuity where there may have been disruption.For sure she creates disruption, signifies abnormality, and incites lewdness in others.There had been loss of shipping and sales of overseas assets, but there was no great disruption and dislocation.To support such action, officials would have to show that the publications caused or would probably cause substantial and material disruption.Yet the disappointed applicant had an unfettered right to extend the period of disruption by appealing.This is the altitude-related disruption of your autonomic breathing during sleep.Such speech is still protected by the First Amendment unless it causes substantial disruption or interferes with the rights of others.The strike caused widespread disruption to flight schedules.caused ... disruptionThe protesters have also staged go-slows and traffic disruptions on motorways, and caused severe disruption in Edinburgh and Liverpool.As a result they are less willing to accept the increasing costs caused by disruption and seek to recover them through claims.Under Chatichai such unions had wielded considerable power and had caused serious disruption to the government's privatization plans.But it would have caused major disruption in many other areas as well.The influx of large numbers of construction workers had inevitably caused disruption in the nearby villages, especially the closest, Stogursey.A further wave of strikes caused similar disruption on Feb. 6.
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