What is the meaning of disturbance?


  • Activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption.
    • usage: "the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset"; "he looked around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a disturbance of neural function"
  • An unhappy and worried mental state.
    • usage: "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"
  • A disorderly outburst or tumult.
    • usage: "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
  • A noisy fight.
  • The act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion.
  • Psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness.
  • Electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication.
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APAWordNet. (2010). disturbance. Retrieved February 17, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/disturbance/definitions/1190053
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MLAWordNet. "disturbance" 23 October 2010. Web. 17 February 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/disturbance/definitions/1190053>
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