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disruption

[dis-ruhp-shuh n] /dɪsˈrʌp ʃən/
noun
1.
forcible separation or division into parts.
2.
a disrupted condition:
After the coup, the country was in disruption.
3.
Business. a radical change in an industry, business strategy, etc., especially involving the introduction of a new product or service that creates a new market:
Globalization and the rapid advance of technology are major causes of business disruption.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin disruptiōn- (stem of disruptiō), equivalent to disrupt- (see disrupt) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
predisruption, noun
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disruption

n.

early 15c., from Latin disruptionem (nominative disruptio) "a breaking asunder," noun of action from past participle stem of disrumpere "break apart, split, shatter, break to pieces," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)).

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