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Dictionary definition for: Disturbance

1. (n) activity that is an intrusion or interruption; "he looked around for the source of the disturbance" "there was a disturbance of neural function"

2. (n) an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance" "she didn''t realize the upset she caused me"

3. (n) a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

4. (n) a noisy fight

5. (n) the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

6. (n) (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness

7. (n) electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

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