Definition: the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue
Usage: the social dislocations resulting from government policies; his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London
Definition: an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
Definition: some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
Usage: the telephone is an annoying interruption; there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
Definition: a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
Definition: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.