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a. The act of perturbing.
b. The state of being perturbed; agitation.
2. A small change in a physical system, such as a variation in a planet's orbit resulting from the gravitational influence of other celestial bodies.
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1. the act of perturbing or the state of being perturbed
2. a cause of disturbance or upset
3. (General Physics) physics a secondary influence on a system that modifies simple behaviour, such as the effect of the other electrons on one electron in an atom
4. (Astronomy) astronomy a small continuous deviation in the inclination and eccentricity of the orbit of a planet or comet, due to the attraction of neighbouring planets
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per•tur•ba•tion(ˌpɜr tərˈbeɪ ʃən)
1. the act of perturbing.
2. the state of being perturbed.
3. deviation of a celestial body from a regular orbit about its primary, caused by the presence of one or more other bodies that act upon it.
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One space body’s gravitational effect on another’s orbit.
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|Noun||1.||perturbation - an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"|
agitation - a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
|2.||perturbation - (physics) a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly|
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
influence - the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action"
variation - (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)
|3.||perturbation - activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption; "the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset"; "he looked around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a disturbance of neural function"|
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
bother, hassle, trouble, fuss - an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"
magnetic storm - a sudden disturbance of the earth's magnetic field; caused by emission of particles from the sun
|4.||perturbation - a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset|
discomposure - a temperament that is perturbed and lacking in composure
|5.||perturbation - the act of causing disorder|
disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
breakdown, 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"
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2. (= disturbance) (esp Phys, Astron) → perturbación f
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sentimiento de inquietud;
variación anormal de un estado regular a otro.
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