Definition of dislocation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsˈkeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsloʊˈkeɪʃn//
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  1. 1the act of putting a bone out of its normal position in a joint a dislocation of the shoulder
  2. 2a state in which the usual organization of something is disturbed and does not work or continue in the normal way synonym disruption These policies could cause severe economic and social dislocation. There is often a sense of dislocation in their music.