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dis·lo·ca·tion

 (dĭs′lō-kā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of dislocating or the state of having been dislocated: "the severe emotional dislocation experienced by millions of immigrants ... who were forced to separate themselves forever from the ... circle of people and places on which they had depended" (Doris Kearns Goodwin).
2. Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a bone from its normal position.
3. Chemistry An imperfection in the crystal structure of a metal or other solid resulting from an absence of an atom or atoms in one or more layers of a crystal.
4. Geology See displacement.

dislocation

(ˌdɪsləˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of displacing or the state of being displaced; disruption
2. (Medicine) (esp of the bones in a joint) the state or condition of being dislocated
3. (Chemistry) a line, plane, or region in which there is a discontinuity in the regularity of a crystal lattice
4. (Geological Science) geology a less common word for fault6

dis•lo•ca•tion

(ˌdɪs loʊˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of dislocating.
2. the state of being dislocated.
3. (in a crystal lattice) a line about which there is a discontinuity in the lattice structure.
[1350–1400]

dis·lo·ca·tion

(dĭs′lō-kā′shən)
Displacement of a bone from its normal position, especially in a joint.

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An injury in which bones are forced out of their normal positions, at a joint. Dislocations can occur when an injury tears ligaments that keep two bone surfaces in place.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dislocation - an event that results in a displacement or discontinuitydislocation - an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
break, interruption - some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"
2.dislocation - the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue; "the social dislocations resulting from government policies"; "his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London"
disruption, perturbation - the act of causing disorder
3.dislocation - a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
abarticulation - dislocation of a joint
diastasis - separation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone
spondylolisthesis - a forward dislocation of one vertebra over the one beneath it producing pressure on spinal nerves

dislocation

noun
1. disruption, disorder, disturbance, disarray, disorganization The refugees have suffered a total dislocation of their lives.
2. putting out of joint, unhinging, disengagement, disconnection, disarticulation, luxation (Medical) He suffered a double dislocation of his left ankle.

dislocation

noun
A change in normal place or position:
Translations
خَلْع
vykloubenívymknutípřemístěnípřesunutí
forvridning
sijoiltaanmeno
kificamítás
liîhlaup; aflögun
vykĺbenie

dislocation

[ˌdɪsləʊˈkeɪʃən] N
1. (Med) → dislocación f
2. (= disruption) [of traffic] → trastorno m; [of plans] → trastocamiento m
3. (= displacement) → desplazamiento m

dislocation

[ˌdɪsləˈkeɪʃən] n
[shoulder, elbow, hip, ankle, jaw, finger] → déboîtement m, dislocation f
(= disruption) [system, process, service] → bouleversement m

dislocation

n (Med) → Verrenkung f; (of shoulder)Auskugeln nt; (fig, of plans) → Durcheinanderbringen nt

dislocation

[ˌdɪsləʊˈkeɪʃn] n (Med) → slogatura, lussazione f

dislocate

(ˈdisləkeit) , ((American) -lou-) verb
to put (a bone) out of joint; to displace. She dislocated her hip when she fell.
ˌdisloˈcation noun

dis·lo·ca·tion

n. dislocación, luxación, desviación, desplazamiento de una articulación;
cervical ___luxación cervical;
closed ______ cerrada;
complicated ______ complicada;
congenital ______ congénita;
congenital ___ of the hip___ congénita de la cadera;
habitual ______ recidivante.

dislocation

n luxación f, dislocación f
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The same story is still more plainly told by faults,--those great cracks along which the strata have been upheaved on one side, or thrown down on the other, to the height or depth of thousands of feet; for since the crust cracked, the surface of the land has been so completely planed down by the action of the sea, that no trace of these vast dislocations is externally visible.
Many of the ivory inlayings of her bulwarks and cabins were started from their places, by the unnatural dislocation.
Both Kristoforas and his brother, Juozapas, were cripples, the latter having lost one leg by having it run over, and Kristoforas having congenital dislocation of the hip, which made it impossible for him ever to walk.
Dabney's; it could not but be crushed and killed by her early disappointment, the cold duty of her first marriage, the dislocation of the heart's principles, consequent on a second union, and the unkindness of her southern husband, which had inevitably driven her to connect the idea of his death with that of her comfort.
For as it is dislocation and detachment from the life of God that makes things ugly, the poet, who re-attaches things to nature and the Whole,-- re-attaching even artificial things and violations of nature, to nature, by a deeper insight,--disposes very easily of the most disagreeable facts.
Mutilations, amputations, dislocation of the joints, "restorations"; this is the Greek, Roman, and barbarian work of professors according to Vitruvius and Vignole.
But when they had marched for about an hour in the dense fog, the greater part of the men had to halt and an unpleasant consciousness of some dislocation and blunder spread through the ranks.
asked Tom, throwing down his book with a yawn that threatened dislocation.
The mineral springs of Cauquenes burst forth on a line of dislocation, crossing a mass of stratified rock, the whole of which betrays the action of heat.
There is a certain fatal dislocation in our relation to nature, distorting our modes of living and making every law our enemy, which seems at last to have aroused all the wit and virtue in the world to ponder the question of Reform.
Perambulating refutations are ye, of belief itself, and a dislocation of all thought.
There's a compound fracture above the knee, and a dislocation below.