disordered disordered  /dɪs ˈɔr dərd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
  2. (adj) lacking orderly continuity
  3. (adj) not arranged in order

Usage(s):

  1. Some argue that Twitter is a form of digital narcissism, the toy of the moment for an attention-deficit-disordered culture.
  2. It is, after all, the business of farce to restore order to radically disordered situations.
  3. The DSM does make an exception for bereavement: if you recently lost a loved one, such symptoms are not considered disordered.

News

  1. Structure from Disorder

    In this week's issue of Nature, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute report their discovery of an important trick that a well-known intrinsically disordered protein uses to expand and control its functionality.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Newswise

  2. Structure from disorder: Scientists find new source of versatility so 'floppy' proteins can get things done

    Many proteins work like Swiss Army knives, fitting multiple functions into their elaborately folded structures. A bit mysteriously, some proteins manage to multitask even with structures that are unfolded and floppy -- "intrinsically disordered." Scientists have now discovered an important trick that a well-known intrinsically disordered protein uses to expand and control its functionality.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Scientists find new source of versatility so 'floppy' proteins can get things done

    ( Scripps Research Institute ) Many proteins work like Swiss Army knives, fitting multiple functions into their elaborately folded structures. A bit mysteriously, some proteins manage to multitask even with structures that are unfolded and floppy -- "intrinsically disordered." In this week's issue of Nature, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute report their discovery of an important ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "We were disordered in the first half, but in the second we went looking to recover a result and on the field we saw at all times the great will to win, the heart and spirit of the team," Madrid coach Fabio Capello said.
    on Jun 9, 2007 By: Fabio Capello Source: SI.com

  2. During Lent, the Pope said, the faithful should practice fasting "as a preparation for the Eucharist and as a spiritual weapon to fight against any disordered attachment to ourselves."
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Catholic Culture

  3. "What you play is looking pretty, being an object," says Levin, who has written extensively on child development, "the Bratz feet come off to try on shoes. Her body is an eating-disordered body -- and all you do is focus on appearance, or...
    on Dec 16, 2006 By: Diane Levin Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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