early 15c., from Latin disruptionem (nominative disruptio) "a breaking asunder," noun of action from past participle stem of disrumpere "break apart, split, shatter, break to pieces," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)).
1. The state was in disruption.
2. The strike is expected to cause delays and disruption to flights from Britain.
3. The disruption has now spread and is affecting a large part of central Liberia.
4. Such storms cause considerable disruption in magnetic prospecting operation.