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"dislocation" in British English

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dislocationnoun [C or U]

/ˌdɪs.ləʊˈkeɪˌʃən/  us /-loʊ-/

dislocation noun [C or U] (MEDICAL)

specialized medical an ​injury in which the ​ends of two ​connectedbonesseparate: dislocation of the ​ankle/​knee/​wrist

dislocation noun [C or U] (NEGATIVE EFFECT)

a ​negativeeffect on how something ​works: Snow has ​causedserious dislocation of/totrainservices.
(Definition of dislocation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dislocationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌdɪsləʊˈkeɪʃən/ ECONOMICS
a ​situation in which a ​person or thing, such as an ​industry or ​economy, is no ​longerworking in the usual way or ​place: There is a lot of dislocation, and we have ​increasingnumbers 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 ​tradeimbalancesgrow.
dislocated
adjective
The ​agency is ​determining how the ​meltdown in the ​localsteelindustry will ​translate into dislocated ​workers in other ​industries.
(Definition of dislocation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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