Definition of disclination in English:

disclination

noun

  • 1Disinclination.

  • 2Physics. A line defect typically found in liquid crystals in which there is discontinuity in orientation (as opposed to a discontinuity of translation in a solid crystal).

Origin

Early 19th century. From dis- + -clination, apparently as alteration of disinclination.

Pronunciation

disclination

/ˌdɪsklɪˈneɪʃn/