Meaning of “dislocation” in the English Dictionary

"dislocation" in British English

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dislocationnoun [ C or U ]

/ˌdɪs.ləˈkeɪ.ʃən/ /ˌdɪs.loʊˈkeɪ.ʃən/

dislocation noun [ C or U ] (MEDICAL)

specialized medical an injury in which the ends of two connected bones separate:

dislocation of the ankle/knee/wrist

(Definition of “dislocation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dislocation" in Business English

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dislocationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌdɪsləʊˈkeɪʃən/ us 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.

The agency is determining how the meltdown in the local steel industry will translate into dislocated workers in other industries.

(Definition of “dislocation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)