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Definition of Dislocation


  1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced.
  2. The displacement of parts of rocks or portions of strata from the situation which they originally occupied. Slips, faults, and the like, are dislocations.
  3. The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced.

Dislocation Quotations

What I love about the stories of the Great Migration is that this is not ancient history; this is living history. Most people of color can find someone in their own family who had experienced a migration of some kind, knowing the sense of dislocation, longing and fortitude.
Isabel Wilkerson

No person can escape Einsteinian relativity, and no soldier or veteran can escape the trauma of war's dislocation.
Joe Haldeman

I believe in social dislocation and creative trouble.
Bayard Rustin

People say free trade causes dislocation. In actual fact, it's the lowering of trade barriers that causes the dislocation.
P. J. O'Rourke

I think, as an actor, you're always traveling. There's a sense of dislocation sometimes from home.
Felicity Jones
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Dislocation Translations

dislocation in German is Versetzung (eines Halbl.)
dislocation in Norwegian is forvridning
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