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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  • dislocation — [ dislɔkasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1314; lat. méd. dislocatio 1 ♦ Le fait de se disloquer, état de ce qui est disloqué. ♢ Méd. Déplacement anormal, en général par traumatisme (d un organe ou d une partie du corps). Dislocation d une articulation. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dislocation — Dis lo*ca tion, n. [Cf. F. dislocation.] 1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced. T. Burnet. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) The displacement of parts of rocks or portions of strata from the situation which they originally occupied.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dislocation — DISLOCATION. s. f. Déboîtement d un os. [b]f♛/b] On dit en termes de Guerre, La dislocation d une armée, pour dire, La séparation des différens corps d une armée, lorsqu on les distribue dans différens cantonnemens ou garnisons …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Dislocation — Dislocation. См. Дислокация. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Dislocation — Dislocation, 1) Versetzung; 2) Vertheilung, bes. von Truppen, in Cantonnements od. Marschquartiere; 3) (Chir.), Verschiebung eines körperlichen Theiles aus der natürlichen Lage, bes. eines Knochens aus der Gelenkhöhle bei Knochenbrüchen; Dis… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Dislocation — Dislocation, lat. deutsch, Versetzung; bei Truppenkörpern die Verlegung in Garnisonen; in der Chirurgie die Verschiebung eines Körpertheils; dislocatio cordis, fehlerhafte Lage des Herzens; dislociren, versetzen, verlegen, verschieben …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • dislocation — index deportation, disturbance, removal, replacement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dislocation — c.1400, originally of bones, from O.Fr. dislocacion (14c.), or directly from M.L. dislocationem (nom. dislocatio), noun of action from pp. stem of dislocare (see DISLOCATE (Cf. dislocate)). General sense is from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • dislocation — [n] displacement break, confusion, disarray, disarticulation, disconnection, discontinuity, disengagement, disorder, disorganization, disruption, disturbance, division, luxation, misplacement, unhinging; concepts 316,720,727 Ant. order, ordering …   New thesaurus

  • dislocation — de membre, Luxatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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