[n] the act of disrupting an established order
[n] an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
[n] a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
abarticulation, break, diastasis, disruption, harm, hurt, injury, interruption, perturbation, spondylolisthesis, trauma
\Dis`lo*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. dislocation.]
1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced. --T. Burnet.
2. (Geol.) The displacement of parts of rocks or portions of strata from the situation which they originally occupied. Slips, faults, and the like, are dislocations.
3. (Surg.) The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced.