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Meaning of dislocation

dis•lo•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (dis"lō-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of dislocating.
  2. the state of being dislocated.
  3. (in a crystal lattice) a line about which there is a discontinuity in the lattice structure. Cf. defect (def. 3).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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