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[ UK /dɪslə‍ʊkˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /dɪˈsɫoʊˈkeɪʃən/ ]
  1. an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
  2. the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue
    his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London
    the social dislocations resulting from government policies
  3. a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
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How To Use dislocation In A Sentence

  • Family dislocation has obvious social and emotional costs, especially for the children who lose a parent and often a source of income.
  • Voting for the monorail system, terming it as a ‘superior alternative’, the letter added that its advantages were that it did not include any demolition and dislocation of existing traffic even during the construction stages.
  • A fracture dislocation occurs across a joint and involves abnormal displacement of the joint surfaces from one another.
  • It focuses on short-term dislocations and uncontrollable cyclical changes, producing constant disappointment and encouraging inappropriate transactional responses. American Chronicle
  • Basically the blood supply to the bone is cut off or depleted during dislocation and if this occurs for long enough the bone dies.
  • Overlap of bone margins may indicate a dislocation, and a second view should confirm this.
  • Another cause of jaw joint problems is previous jaw injuries, such as dislocation.
  • Zachriel: Rapid climate change will result in agricultural failure, flooding of highly populated coastal areas, dislocation, disease, migration, mass extinctions, political instability and human suffering. About: Blinded by Science
  • Dislocation of the atlo-axoid articulation (_os juguli_) he tells us threatens speedy death. Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century
  • Dislocation also occurred when Buddhist sutras and commentaries were cut up, dispersed, and sometimes reformatted in calligraphy model books (tekagami).
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