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disturbance

noun [C]    /dɪˈstɜr·bəns/
something that interrupts you, esp. something loud or causing trouble: You must take care of yourself and avoid upsetting disturbances. earth science A disturbance is also something that affects usual wind conditions: The disturbance became a typhoon in the Philippine Sea and headed due west.
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