disturbance: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (di-stûr'buns), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of disturbing.
  2. the state of being disturbed.
  3. an instance of this; commotion.
  4. something that disturbs.
  5. an outbreak of disorder; a breach of public peace: Political disturbances shook the city.
  6. any cyclonic storm or low-pressure area, usually a small one.
  7. a crustal movement of moderate intensity, somewhat restricted in area.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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