disruption disruption  /dɪs ˈrəp ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
  2. (n) a disorderly outburst or tumult
  3. (n) an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
  4. (n) the act of causing disorder

Usage(s):

  1. The salient issue, says study co-author Fred Turek, may be the disruption of the body's internal clock, known as the circadian rhythm.
  2. A professor of environmental health at Columbia University in New York City, Despommier teaches about parasitism, environmental disruption and other assorted happy topics.
  3. The disruption, which lasted under two hours, was a reminder of the growing dependence on Google's technology.

News

  1. French air traffic controllers go on strike

    Thousands of travelers face disruption and canceled flights Wednesday as French air traffic controllers go on strike for a second day over a European Union plan to update rules governing European airspace.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley

  2. Flights canceled as French air traffic controllers strike

    Thousands of travelers face disruption and canceled flights Wednesday as French air traffic controllers go on strike for a second day over a European Union plan to update rules governing European airspace.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. France Warns of Mass Disruption in Airport Strikes

    France warns of mass disruption in 3 days of airport strikes        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "This is the bottom line: If we do not do this, the trauma, the chaos and the disruption to everyday Americans' lives will be overwhelming, and that's a price we can't afford to risk paying," Sen. Judd Gregg, the chief Senate Republican in the...
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: Judd Gregg Source: Independent

  2. Willie Walsh, BA chief executive, said: "Unfortunately, the decision has come too late to prevent disruption to the travel plans of tens of thousands of our customers tomorrow and Wednesday."
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Willie Walsh Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "Last week's events caused a major disruption in the greater Boston area on many levels -- crippling public transportation, causing serious traffic problems, negatively affecting local businesses and perhaps most significantly, costing Boston and...
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Martha Coakley Source: BusinessWeek

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