Dislocation meaning

dĭslō-kāshən
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The act or process of dislocating or the state of having been dislocated.
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Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a bone from its normal position.
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(chemistry) An imperfection in the crystal structure of a metal or other solid resulting from an absence of an atom or atoms in one or more layers of a crystal.
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A dislocating or being dislocated.
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An imperfection in the atomic structure of a crystal, usually consisting of one or more missing or disordered atoms in the crystal lattice.
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Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a bone from its normal position.
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Displacement of a bone from its normal position, especially at a joint.
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An imperfection in the crystal structure of a metal or other solid resulting from an absence of an atom or atoms in one or more layers of a crystal.
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The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced.
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(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.
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The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced.
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(materials) A linear defect in a crystal lattice. Because dislocations can shift within the crystal lattice, they tend to weaken the material, compared to a perfect crystal.
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Origin of dislocation

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

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