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.
- pre·dis·rup·tion, noun
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How to use disruption in a sentence
He adds that given the disruption of coronavirus, it’s likely that dropout rates could be higher than average this year.UK Universities Predicted a COVID-19 Crash. They Got the Opposite | Fiona Zublin | September 17, 2020 | Ozy
Amazon’s cloud service controls nearly half the global market, and takes much of the web down with it whenever it experiences disruptions.Snowflake’s IPO is a bet on companies using AI for everything | Nicolás Rivero | September 16, 2020 | Quartz
Apple previously said on an earnings call that its upcoming iPhone 12 launch would be delayed by “a few weeks,” likely due to supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic.Everything announced at Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event today | rhhackettfortune | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
Nor will these disruptions wait for the worst environmental changes to occur.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration | by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut | September 15, 2020 | ProPublica
They weren’t particularly focused on all the things that come with scaling a business, such as limitless growth, total market disruption, and raising loads of professional money.‘How I Built This’ host Guy Raz on insights from some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs | Rachel King | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
Excerpted from Moneyball for Government, published by disruption Books, and reprinted with permission.
Just as there are real rules why global climate disruption is likely causing more floods than usual.Liberian Pastors Blame Ebola on Gays, The Right Blames Obama | Jay Michaelson | October 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some are genuinely aggrieved by the disruption caused to the transport system.
Even most oil companies acknowledge the disruption caused by strip mining; that is one reason why they have developed In Situ.
The disruption Machine Jill Lepore, The New Yorker What the gospel of innovation gets wrong.
It was becoming others that by deputation they testified to their approval of the step taken at the great disruption.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
What justifies the disruption requires a dissent from the civil power, as a power not of God.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
His father—that iron gentleman—had long ago enthroned himself on the heights of the disruption Principles.Tales and Fantasies | Robert Louis Stevenson
The disruption, to Cunningham and his associates, was a political defeat, but it was even more than a moral victory.
From all quarters news was pouring in of the hopeless disruption of the power of the English after the Chasse de Patay.A Heroine of France | Evelyn Everett-Green