dislocation UK US /ˌdɪsləʊˈkeɪʃən/ noun [C or U] 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

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

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • dislocated — adj. separated at the joint; used especially of limbs; as, a dislocated knee. Syn: disjointed, separated. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dislocated — index anomalous, deranged, disordered Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Dislocated — Dislocate Dis lo*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dislocated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dislocating}.] [LL. dislocatus, p. p. of dislocare; dis + locare to place, fr. locus place. See {Locus}.] To displace; to put out of its proper place. Especially, of a bone …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dislocated — adj. Dislocated is used with these nouns: ↑elbow, ↑finger, ↑hip, ↑jaw, ↑shoulder …   Collocations dictionary

  • dislocated —   Hemo, uai.    ♦ Dislocated knee, kuli hemo …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • dislocated — adjective separated at the joint a dislocated knee a separated shoulder • Syn: ↑disjointed, ↑separated • Similar to: ↑injured …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dislocated shoulder — Classification and external resources The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula. ICD 10 S …   Wikipedia

  • dislocated — Synonyms and related words: alienated, amiss, askew, awry, cockeyed, convulsed, deranged, detached, disarranged, disarticulated, discomfited, discomposed, disconcerted, disconnected, disengaged, disjoined, disjoint, disjointed, disjunct,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dislocated — dis·lo·cate || dɪsləʊkeɪt v. pull a joint out of its socket; remove, disrupt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dislocated civilian — A broad term that includes a displaced person, an evacuee, an expellee, an internally displaced person, a migrant, a refugee, or a stateless person. Also called DC. See also displaced person; evacuee; expellee; internally displaced person;… …   Military dictionary

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