Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun disruption

4 senses of disruption

Sense 1
break, interruption, disruption, gap -- (an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account")
       => delay, holdup -- (the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time)

Sense 2
disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle -- (a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused")
       => disorder -- (a disturbance of the peace or of public order)

Sense 3
dislocation, disruption -- (an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity)
       => interruption, break -- (some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt")

Sense 4
disruption, perturbation -- (the act of causing disorder)
       => disturbance -- (the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion)

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