Part of speech: noun

The act of bursting asunder; the state of being disrupted.

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Usage examples "disruption":

  1. After the death of Shyama Charan, Tarapada said to Bhavani, " Uncle, we must not live together as we have done for so long, because some trifling misunderstanding may come at any moment and cause utter disruption." - "Stories from Tagore", Rabindranath Tagore.
  2. Now according to all the traditions of imperial government a demand so far- reaching involved the disruption of the empire, and ended the connection between Canada and England. - "British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government 1839-1854", J. L. Morison.
  3. I quite agree with you, that the sudden disruption of the old traditional view seems to have unhinged his mind, and to have sent him too far on the other side. - "Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy", George Biddell Airy.