derailment

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French déraillement.

Noun[edit]

derailment (plural derailments)

  1. (rail transport) The action of a locomotive or train leaving the rails along which it runs
  2. (psychiatry) A pattern of discourse (in speech or writing) that is a sequence of unrelated or only remotely related ideas.

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