Meaning of “disruptive” in the English Dictionary

"disruptive" in British English

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disruptiveadjective

uk /dɪsˈrʌp.tɪv/ us /dɪsˈrʌp.tɪv/

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

"disruptive" in American English

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disruptiveadjective

us /dɪsˈrʌp·tɪv/

tending to damage the orderly control of a situation:

disruptive social changes
The teacher said disruptive behavior would not be tolerated.

(Definition of “disruptive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"disruptive" in Business English

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disruptiveadjective

uk /dɪsˈrʌptɪv/ us

causing trouble and therefore stopping something from continuing as usual:

An absence of disruptive interpersonal issues makes for a healthier workspace.
The start-up has always been a disruptive force in the market.
If this immigration regulation is deemed to be disruptive to the rest of the EU, controls on free movement could be re-imposed.

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

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