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dis ruhp shuhn

  • n  an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
  • n  a disorderly outburst or tumult
  • n  an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
  • n  the act of causing disorder

  • The salient issue, says study co-author Fred Turek, may be the disruption of the body's internal clock, known as the circadian rhythm.
  • A professor of environmental health at Columbia University in New York City, Despommier teaches about parasitism, environmental disruption and other assorted happy topics.
  • The disruption, which lasted under two hours, was a reminder of the growing dependence on Google's technology.
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  • Judd Gregg in Independent
    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...
  • Willie Walsh in guardian.co.uk
    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."
  • Barack Obama in Reuters
    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... Martha Coakley http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Coakley&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNF2di-iIT3M5e0FJQ0xsyIURMCPQQ BusinessWeek http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8N3LDI00.htm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHuUPt64MmCiFsNEiUEwQuAcXEdHA Feb 5, 2007 28869 37613 disruptive We didn't expect a 20-percent revaluation in a week. That would be disruptive to the Chinese economy. It would be disruptive to the world economy," Obama told a news conference at the close of the Group of 20 nations summit here.

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