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disturbancenoun [C or U]

uk   /dɪˈstɜː.bəns/ us   /dɪˈstɝː.bəns/
C1 something that interrupts someone or makes someone feel worried: Residents are tired of the disturbance caused by the nightclub. Phone calls are the biggest disturbance at work.
C2 violence or trouble: There was a minor disturbance during the demonstration, but nobody was injured.
cause a disturbance
(Definition of disturbance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disturbancenoun

us   /dɪˈstɜr·bəns/
[C] something that interrupts you, esp. something loud or causing trouble: You must take care of yourself and avoid upsetting disturbances.
earth science [C] A disturbance is also something that affects usual wind conditions: The disturbance became a typhoon in the Philippine Sea and headed due west.
(Definition of disturbance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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