disturbance

  • 1 Disturbance — may refer to: Disturbance (album), a 2001 album by Concord Dawn Disturbance (ecology), a temporary change in average environmental conditions that causes a pronounced change in an ecosystem Disturbance (film), a 2011 upcoming British horror film… …

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  • 2 disturbance — dis·tur·bance n: an interruption of peace or order; specif: an interruption of the quiet enjoyment of one s property Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. disturbance …

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  • 3 Disturbance — Dis*turb ance, n. [OF. destorbance.] 1. An interruption of a state of peace or quiet; derangement of the regular course of things; disquiet; disorder; as, a disturbance of religious exercises; a disturbance of the galvanic current. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 disturbance — late 13c., mental distress, from O.Fr. destorbance (12c., O.N.Fr. distorbance), from destourber, from L. disturbare (see DISTURB (Cf. disturb)). Meaning public disturbance is c.1300; that of destruction of peace or unity is late 14c …

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  • 5 disturbance — [n] commotion; upset agitation, annoyance, big scene*, big stink*, bother, brawl, brouhaha, clamor, confusion, convulsion, derangement, disarrangement, disorder, disruption, distraction, eruption, explosion, ferment, fisticuffs, flap, fracas,… …

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  • 6 disturbance — ► NOUN 1) the action of disturbing or the process of being disturbed. 2) a breakdown of peaceful behaviour; a riot …

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  • 7 disturbance — [di stʉr′bəns] n. [ME < OFr distourbance] 1. a) a disturbing or being disturbed b) any departure from normal 2. anything that disturbs 3. the state of being worried, troubled, or anxious 4. commotion; disorder …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 disturbance — noun 1 actions that upset the normal state of sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ great, major, serious ▪ minimal, minimum, minor, slight ▪ environmental …

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  • 9 disturbance — [[t]dɪstɜ͟ː(r)bəns[/t]] disturbances 1) N COUNT A disturbance is an incident in which people behave violently in public. During the disturbance which followed, three Englishmen were hurt. ...the worst of last September s disturbances. 2) N… …

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  • 10 disturbance — dis|turb|ance [dıˈstə:bəns US ə:r ] n 1.) [U and C] formal a situation in which people behave violently in public ▪ There were disturbances in the crowd as fans left the stadium. create/cause a disturbance ▪ army training on controlling civil… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 disturbance */*/ — UK [dɪˈstɜː(r)bəns] / US [dɪˈstɜrbəns] noun Word forms disturbance : singular disturbance plural disturbances 1) [countable] an occasion on which people behave in a noisy or violent way in a public place There were serious disturbances in the… …

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  • 12 disturbance — n. 1) to cause, create, make a disturbance 2) to quell, put down a disturbance * * * [dɪs tɜːb(ə)ns] create make a disturbance put down a disturbance to cause to quell …

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  • 13 disturbance — dis|tur|bance [ dı stɜrbəns ] noun ** 1. ) count an occasion on which people behave in a noisy or violent way in a public place: There were serious disturbances in Israel last summer. 2. ) count something that interrupts you and stops you from… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 disturbance — noun 1 (C, U) something that stops you from being able to continue doing something, or the act of stopping someone from being able to continue doing something: The noise of the traffic is a continual disturbance. | I need a place where I can work …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 disturbance — noun 1) we are concerned about the disturbance to local residents Syn: disruption, distraction, interference; bother, trouble, inconvenience, upset, annoyance, irritation, intrusion, harassment, hassle 2) disturbances among the peasantry …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 disturbance —   Haunaele, uluāo a.    ♦ Constant disturbance, ku iku ia mau.    ♦ To create disturbance, ho ohaunaele, ho ononi …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 17 disturbance — noun a) The act of disturbing, being disturbed That guy causes a lot of trouble, you know, hes such a disturbance. b) Something that disturbs …

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  • 18 disturbance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. confusion, tumult, riot, disorder; commotion, agitation, perturbation. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Interpersonal disruption] Syn. quarrel, brawl, fray; see fight 1 . 2. [Physical disruption] Syn. commotion …

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  • 19 disturbance — noun 1) a disturbance to local residents Syn: disruption, distraction, interference, inconvenience, upset, annoyance, irritation, intrusion 2) disturbances in the town centre Syn: riot, fracas …

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  • 20 disturbance — trikdys statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. disturbance; perturbance; perturbation; trouble vok. Perturbation, f; Störung, f rus. возмущение, n pranc. perturbation, f; sollicitation, f …

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