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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.
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Lists of neutral nouns presented to 58 male and female volunteers contained a single, randomly placed noun with a disturbing connotation, such as murder or scream.
This canvas's disturbing apotropaic power is achieved through contrasts between yellow-gold and black, where abstract stains, graffiti, and figures come together in a classically balanced, almost Renaissance spatial layout.
A MERSEYSIDE man has been acquitted of disturbing a golden eagle's nest in the Scottish Highlands.
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It's amusing to think that Preston could make her most disturbing work by simply making babies.
But the aircraft mission also uncovered disturbing findings about the global ozone layer outside the vortex region.
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SANTA CLARITA - The number of local drunk driving arrests increased every year but one from 1999 through 2004, echoing a disturbing national trend that includes a spike in alcohol-related fatal crashes, according to a new study.
Intense emotional pain and the graphic details of Daniel's failed suicide attempt make for a disturbing read, but no more disturbing than real life.
The lack of community mental health care clinics keeps them on the streets, increasing the likelihood of arrests for trespassing, vagrancy or disturbing the peace.
That ought to be disturbing to everyone, even to the insiders who have benefited one way or another from the Hahn administration and are hopeful for more of the same during a second Hahn administration.