Definition of disruption in English:



  • Disturbance or problems that interrupt an event, activity, or process.

    ‘the schedule was planned to minimize disruption’
    ‘there had been no delays or disruptions to flights’
    • ‘When changes or disruptions occur, you are likely to consider first how to ensure that such disruptions do not upset your plans.’
    • ‘We will not allow silly disruptions to disturb our events or disgrace our veterans.’
    • ‘Airport management said today there had been no delays or disruptions to flights.’
    • ‘He is persuaded to make known the interruptions and disruptions he is heir to.’
    • ‘This disorder can cause major disruptions in family, social and occupational life.’
    disturbance, disordering, disarrangement, disarranging, interference, upset, upsetting, unsettling, confusion, confusing
    disorderliness, disorganization, turmoil, disarray
    interruption, suspension, discontinuation, stoppage
    obstruction, impeding, hampering, spoiling, ruining, wrecking, undermining
    holding up, delaying, delay, retardation
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