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dislocation (injury)

Definition:

a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Related to:

dislocate

Plural:

dislocations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

originally of bones, from Old French dislocacion (14th century), or directly...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Wikipedia:

Dislocation

a crystallographic defect, or irregularity, within a crystal structure. The presence of dislocations strongly influences many of the properties of materials. The theory describing the elastic fields of the defects was originally developed by Vito... (35 of 3153 words, 12 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

dislocation | fault [less common, sense-specific] | disruption [synonym, sense-specific]

the act of displacing or the state of being displaced; disruption | (especially of the bones in a joint) the state or condition of being dislocated | ... (25 of 489 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dislocation

Britannica Encyclopedia:

dislocation [joint damage]

in physiology and medicine, displacement of the bones forming a joint, with consequent disruption of tissues. Dislocations are caused by stresses ... (21 of 260 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/165697​/dislocation

Oxford Dictionary:

dislocation

disturbance from a proper, original, or usual place or state | injury or disability caused when the normal position of a joint or other part of the ... (26 of 118 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dislocation

Wiktionary:

dislocation | dislocations [plural]

The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced. | [geology] The displacement of parts of rocks or portions of strata from the situation which they originally occupied. Slips, faults, and the like, are dislocations. | The act of dislocating, or ... (40 of 103 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dislocation

American Heritage Dictionary:

dislocation

The act or process of dislocating or the state of having been dislocated | Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a ... (24 of 102 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dislocation

Columbia Encyclopedia:

dislocation

displacement of a body part, usually a bone. When a bone is dislocated, the ends of opposing bones are usually forced out of connection with one ... (26 of 93 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0815631​.html

Merriam-Webster:

dislocation | luxation [synonym] | derangement [synonym] | upset [synonym] | disruption [synonym] | disturbance [synonym] | convulsion [similar] | revolution [similar] | unsettledness [similar] | ...

the act of dislocating; the state of being dislocated: as ; displacement of one or more bones at a joint; "luxation" ; a discontinuity in the ... (26 of 88 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dislocation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

dislocate [transitive] | dislocation [singular] | dislocations [plural] | dislocated [past tense] | dislocating [present participle] | dislocates [3rd-person singular present]

to do something that forces a bone out of its normal position in its socket | to cause changes that spoil the way that something usually works or ... (27 of 66 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dislocate

Cambridge Dictionary:

dislocate | dislocated [adjective, derived] | dislocation [noun, derived]

to force a bone suddenly out of its correct position | to have a negative effect on the working of something (20 of 57 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dislocate

Random House Dictionary:

dislocation

an act or instance of dislocating. | the state of being dislocated. | [crystallography] (in a crystal lattice) a line about which there is a ... (23 of 39 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/dislocation

New World Dictionary:

dislocation

a dislocating or being dislocated | an imperfection in the atomic structure of a crystal, usually consisting of one or more missing or disordered ... (23 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dislocation

Encarta Dictionary:

dislocation | dislocations [plural]

the displacement of something from its usual or proper position | the displacement of a body part, especially of a bone from its usual fitting in a ... (26 of 78 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861605257​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

dislocation

First use: about 1400

Origin: originally of bones, from Old French dislocacion (14th century), or directly from Medieval Latin dislocationem (nominative ... (18 of 34 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=dislocation

Oxford Dictionary:

dislocation

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French, or from medieval Latin dislocatio(n-), from the verb dislocare (see "dislocate"), based on Latin ... (20 of 23 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dislocation

Wiktionary:

dislocation | dislocations [plural]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from stem of Medieval Latin dislocatio, delocatio

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dislocation

Encarta Dictionary:

dislocation | dislocations [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Directly or via French from medieval Latin dislocation- from Latin locat-

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861605257​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

dislocation | dislocations [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "dislocation"

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Collins Dictionary:

dislocation

Audio: British English pronunciation of "dislocation"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

dislocate [transitive] | dislocation [singular] | dislocations [plural] | dislocated [past tense] | dislocating [present participle] | dislocates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "dislocation"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

dislocate [transitive] | dislocation [singular] | dislocations [plural] | dislocated [past tense] | dislocating [present participle] | dislocates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dislocation"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

dislocate

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "dislocation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "dislocation"

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the Free Dictionary:

dislocation

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Google Dictionary:

dislocation | dislocations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "dislocation"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

dislocation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dislocation"

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YourDictionary Audio:

dislocation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "dislocation" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

dislocation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "dislocation" by speech synthesizer

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