[ dis-ruhp-shuh n ]
/ dɪsˈrʌp ʃən /


forcible separation or division into parts.
a disrupted condition: After the coup, the country was in disruption.
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

Related forms

pre·dis·rup·tion, noun
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