Disturbance meaning

dĭ-stûrbəns
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The state of being worried, troubled, or anxious.
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An alteration or displacement of a region of a medium from its equilibrium state.
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Something that disturbs, as a commotion, scuffle, or public tumult.
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Anything that disturbs.
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Commotion; disorder.
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The act of disturbing, being disturbed.
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Something that disturbs.

That guy causes a lot of trouble, you know, he's such a disturbance.

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An interruption of that which is normal or regular.
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(psychology) A serious mental imbalance or illness.
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The definition of a disturbance is an interruption of what should be going on, or a bothersome intrusion.

Kids playing music when you are trying to nap is an example of a disturbance.

A riot to protest unfair political treatment is an example of a disturbance.

A severe mental illness such as bipolar disorder that interrupts normal brain function is an example of a mental disturbance.

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Mental or emotional unbalance or disorder.
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A variation in normal wind conditions.
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Folding or faulting that affects a relatively large area.
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Origin of disturbance

  • Middle English, from Old French destorbance

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