Meaning of disruptor in English:


(also disrupter)


  • 1A person or thing that interrupts an event, activity, or process by causing a disturbance or problem.

    • ‘the film follows his evolution from Hollywood star to political disruptor’
    1. 1.1A company or form of technology that causes radical change in an existing industry or market by means of innovation.
      ‘the company is becoming a major disruptor in the healthcare industry’
      • ‘mobile technology is the top digital disruptor in business today’
    2. 1.2Biology A thing that interferes with or significantly alters the structure or function of a biological molecule such as a gene or hormone.
      • ‘several drugs show promise as DNA disruptors in cancer cells’