Origin of dislocation
Examples from the Web for dislocation
One feels the same sense of dislocation reading Zweig, his world is indeed a “world of yesterday”.Wes Anderson’s Austrian Muse: Stefan Zweig
February 26, 2014
During the height of the crisis, Westergaard described the disorientation and dislocation of living under guard.The Repentant Radical
September 17, 2013
Nine years later, after the turmoil of war and dislocation, that number had risen (slightly) to 1,162,100.Media Distort Mideast Debate
May 22, 2011
That dislocation takes a physical shape in a series of stories about a man who finds a talking severed head.Sam Shepard Rides Again
January 30, 2010
This picture might well exemplify the dislocation between old and new in the movement of the dress and the stasis of the dancer.Dreaming of Paris
January 28, 2010
There's a compound fracture above the knee, and a dislocation below.Little Dorrit
There was no dislocation, the doctors told her, but a very bad wrench.Love and Lucy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
This ligament is ruptured in certain severe cases of dislocation of the hip.
Admirable, too, is the Hippocratic description of dislocation of the shoulder and of the jaw.
And yet what a change of view produced by it, what a dislocation of judgment!
- the act of displacing or the state of being displaced; disruption
- (esp of the bones in a joint) the state or condition of being dislocated
- a line, plane, or region in which there is a discontinuity in the regularity of a crystal lattice
- geology a less common word for fault (def. 6)
Word Origin and History for dislocation
c.1400, originally of bones, from Old French dislocacion (14c.), or directly from Medieval Latin dislocationem (nominative dislocatio), noun of action from past participle stem of dislocare (see dislocate). General sense is from c.1600.
- Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a bone from its normal position; luxation.
- Displacement of a bone from its normal position, especially at a joint.
- Geology See displacement.
- An imperfection in the crystal structure of a metal or other solid resulting from an absence of an atom or atoms in one or more layers of a crystal.