[dis-awr-guh-nuh-zey-shuh n]


a breaking up of order or system; disunion or disruption of constituent parts.
the absence of organization or orderly arrangement; disarrangement; disorder.

Nearby words

  1. disordered,
  2. disorderly,
  3. disorderly conduct,
  4. disorderly house,
  5. disorderly person,
  6. disorganize,
  7. disorganized,
  8. disorganized schizophrenia,
  9. disorient,
  10. disorientate

Origin of disorganization

1785–95; < French désorganisation, equivalent to désorganis(er) to disorganize + -ation -ation

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Medicine definitions for disorganization




The destruction of an organ or tissue causing loss of function.

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