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disturbance

1. Law an interference with another's rights
2. Geology
a. a minor movement of the earth causing a small earthquake
b. a minor mountain-building event
3. Meteorol a small depression
4. Psychiatry a mental or emotional disorder

disturbance

[də′stər·bəns]
(communications)
An undesired interference or noise signal affecting radio, television, or facsimile reception.
(control systems)
An undesired command signal in a control system.
(geology)
Folding or faulting of rock or a stratum from its original position.
(meteorology)
Any low or cyclone, but usually one that is relatively small in size and effect.
An area where weather, wind, pressure, and so on show signs of the development of cyclonic circulation.
Any deviation in flow or pressure that is associated with a disturbed state of the weather, such as cloudiness and precipitation.
Any individual circulatory system within the primary circulation of the atmosphere.
References in classic literature ?
Come, come," said D'Artagnan to himself, not having lost one of the details we have related, "this is a very fair gathering -- circumspect, calm, accustomed to disturbance, acquainted with blows
With still greater reason, accordingly, when the prisoner has gone mad, and might bite and make a terrible disturbance in the Bastile; why, in such a case, it is not simply an act of mere charity to wish him dead; it would be almost a good and even commendable action, quietly to have him put out of his misery.
So now the apparently causeless movement of the herbage and the slow, undeviating approach of the line of disturbance were distinctly disquieting.
When he hurried that confidential servant, it was a sure sign of disturbance in the inner man.
Margaret had expected the disturbance, and was not irritated by it.
A human body, like a mass of dynamite, contains a store of energy in unstable equilibrium, ready to be directed in this direction or that by a disturbance which is physically very small, such as a spoken word.
When returning from the races Anna had informed him of her relations with Vronsky, and immediately afterwards had burst into tears, hiding her face in her hands, Alexey Alexandrovitch, for all the fury aroused in him against her, was aware at the same time of a rush of that emotional disturbance always produced in him by tears.
His chief object, to define the position with the least amount of disturbance possible, would not be attained by divorce either.
As dental professionals, we are well aware of the negative effects that sleep deprivation and sleep disturbances may have on oral and systemic health.
The podcasts for Creative Disturbance are well underway, with channels (aka 'disturbances') such as Indie Game Nation, Big Dreams Big Data, Cinemersia, and Virtual Africa.
Anti-disturbance control for systems with multiple disturbances.
The occupancy analysis and zones of disturbance show that the majority of species may be tolerant of logging and wildlife hunting disturbances, such as Sambar deer (Rusa unicolor).