[ dis-ruhp-shuhn ]
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  1. forcible separation or division into parts.

  2. a disrupted condition: After the coup, the country was in disruption.

  1. Business. a radical change in an industry, business strategy, etc., especially involving the introduction of a new product or service that creates a new market: Globalization and the rapid advance of technology are major causes of business disruption.

Origin of disruption

1640–50; <Latin disruptiōn- (stem of disruptiō), equivalent to disrupt- (see disrupt) + -iōn--ion

Other words from disruption

  • pre·dis·rup·tion, noun

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