dislocation

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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