disorder

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /dɪsˈɔː(ɹ)də(ɹ)/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
disorder

Plural
disorders

  1. Absence of order; a condition of not being arranged in an orderly manner.
    The children left the room in disorder.
  2. A disturbance of civic peace or of public order.
    The class was thrown into disorder when the teacher left the room
    The army tried to prevent disorder when claims the elections had been rigged grew stronger.
  3. (medicine) A physical or psychical malfunction.
    Bulimia is an eating disorder.

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