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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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Last year, 6,059 people were caught fully dressed, 734 in their underwear, 295 were disturbing others and 224 were taking pictures, while three were caught harassing women, he said.
The name of the brand, Disturbing London, which he uses as a lyric in hit track Pass Out, is actually the name of his record label, who have grown as he has.
Dee Sarai, general manager of Selfridges Birmingham, comments: "We are expecting Disturbing London to be a huge success with the recognised demand for streetwear right now.
Mr Ashton said Martin had contacted the man called Ray via a chat room and, although the text messages were deeply disturbing, they were just fantasies.
The court, headed by Judge Roukoz Rizk, convicted Al-Manar, Qassir, and Ahmad of "spreading false news, disturbing public peace and inflicting moral harm on the plaintiff.
The music is too loud, disturbing sleeping children, the old, sick and others.
Phillip Thomas, 47, who is based at the council depot in Bryncethin, near Bridgend, is charged with destroying a breeding site, deliberately disturbing wildlife and two counts of recklessly destroying a structure.
Dark, disturbing and compelling thriller from director Brad Anderson, co-starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside and Anna Massey.
Jim Carrey is obsessed by all things numerical in "The Number 23," a disturbing new psychological thriller.
Indeed, fans of the most disturbing twists and turns of that celebrated series might well be taken aback by what Morel has to offer here.
If they are disturbing at that park, which is fairly remote and on the edge of the city, then it will be worse at any other park which is closer to housing.
The May interview with Father John Dear ("Disturbing for peace") is itself very disturbing because of the absurdity of the views that Dear is promoting.