Meaning of disruption in English:


Pronunciation /dɪsˈrʌpʃn/

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mass noun
  • 1Disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process.

    ‘the scheme was planned to minimize disruption’
    • ‘there had been no delays or disruptions to flights’
    • ‘When changes or disruptions occur, you are likely to consider first how to ensure that such disruptions do not upset your plans.’
    • ‘We will not allow silly disruptions to disturb our events or disgrace our veterans.’
    • ‘He is persuaded to make known the interruptions and disruptions he is heir to.’
    • ‘Airport management said today there had been no delays or disruptions to flights.’
    • ‘This disorder can cause major disruptions in family, social and occupational life.’
    disturbance, disordering, disarrangement, disarranging, interference, upset, upsetting, unsettling, confusion, confusing
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  • 2

    (also digital disruption)
    Radical change to an existing industry or market due to technological innovation.

    ‘no industry is immune to digital disruption’
    • ‘he gave hints on what industry today he believes may be ripe for disruption’
    • ‘ Digital disruption is making stock investments more transparent, accessible and efficient.’
    • ‘The move is the latest example of digital disruption in the traditional programming space.’
    • ‘One of the many unwelcome side effects of the digital disruption of traditional media is that advertising-supported media is struggling.’
    • ‘ Digital disruption is not a new phenomenon.’
    • ‘Apps have fuelled digital disruption across industries.’
    • ‘Higher ed was ripe for disruption.’
    • ‘All these are areas ripe for disruption by new technological businesses.’
    • ‘Technological disruption and economics have the power to change the narrative.’
    • ‘ Disruption and innovation are at the heart of the automotive industry.’
    • ‘This is an era of technology-led disruption and innovation as organizations develop a digital presence.’