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

 up·heav·al /ˌʌpˈhivəl, (ˌ)əˈpi-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Up·heav·al n. The act of upheaving, or the state of being upheaved; esp., an elevation of a portion of the earth's crust.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics
           or social conditions generally); "the industrial
           revolution was a period of great turbulence" [syn: turbulence,
            Sturm und Drang]
      2: a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
         [syn: convulsion, turmoil]
      3: (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the
         process of mountain building) [syn: uplift, upthrow, upthrust]
      4: disturbance usually in protest [syn: agitation, excitement,
          turmoil, hullabaloo]