Dislocation

Dis`lo*ca"tion

(?), n. [Cf. F. dislocation.] 1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced. T. Burnet.
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2. (Geol.) The displacement of parts of rocks or portions of strata from the situation which they originally occupied. Slips, faults, and the like, are dislocations.
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3. (Surg.) The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced.
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