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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·tur·bance /dɪˈstɝbən(t)s/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 dis·tur·bance /dɪsˈtɝbən(t)s/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·turb·ance n.
 1. An interruption of a state of peace or quiet; derangement of the regular course of things; disquiet; disorder; as, a disturbance of religious exercises; a disturbance of the galvanic current.
 2. Confusion of the mind; agitation of the feelings; perplexity; uneasiness.
    Any man . . . in a state of disturbance and irritation.   --Burke.
 3. Violent agitation in the body politic; public commotion; tumult.
    The disturbance was made to support a general accusation against the province.   --Bancroft.
 4. Law The hindering or disquieting of a person in the lawful and peaceable enjoyment of his right; the interruption of a right; as, the disturbance of a franchise, of common, of ways, and the like.
 Syn: -- Tumult; brawl; commotion; turmoil; uproar; hubbub; disorder; derangement; confusion; agitation; perturbation; annoyance.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: activity that is an intrusion or interruption; "he looked
           around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a
           disturbance of neural function" [syn: perturbation]
      2: an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much
         anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she
         caused me" [syn: perturbation, upset]
      3: a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the
         furious disturbance they had caused" [syn: disruption, commotion,
          stir, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah,
      4: a noisy fight [syn: affray, fray, ruffle]
      5: the act of disturbing something or someone; setting
         something in motion
      6: (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion;
         a more neutral term than mental illness [syn: mental
         disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder,
      7: electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb
         communication [syn: noise, interference]