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disruptive

[dis-ruhp-tiv] /dɪsˈrʌp tɪv/
adjective
1.
causing, tending to cause, or caused by disruption; disrupting:
the disruptive effect of their rioting.
2.
Business.
  1. relating to or noting a new product, service, or idea that radically changes an industry or business strategy, especially by creating a new market and disrupting an existing one:
    disruptive innovations such as the cell phone and the two-year community college.
  2. relating to or noting a business executive or company that introduces or is receptive to such innovation:
    disruptive CEOs with imagination and vision.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; disrupt + -ive
Related forms
disruptively, adverb
disruptiveness, noun
nondisruptive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nondisruptive

disruptive

/dɪsˈrʌptɪv/
adjective
1.
involving, causing, or tending to cause disruption
Derived Forms
disruptively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for nondisruptive

disruptive

adj.

1862 (in electricity sense from 1842); see disrupt + -ive. Related: Disruptively; disruptiveness.

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