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English definition of “dislocation”

dislocation

noun [C or U]     /ˌdɪsləʊˈkeɪʃən/ ECONOMICS
a situation in which a person or thing, such as an industry or economy, is no longer working in the usual way or place: There is a lot of dislocation, and we have increasing numbers of families who are falling into hard times.economic/market dislocation There are fears that globalization is causing serious economic dislocation as competition intensifies and trade imbalances grow.
dislocated adjective
(Definition of dislocation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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