perturbation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French perturbation, from Old French perturbacion, from Latin perturbatio.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

perturbation (countable and uncountable, plural perturbations)

  1. (uncountable) Agitation; the state of being perturbed
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, volume I, chapter 5:
      But her mind had never been in such perturbation; and it needed a very strong effort to appear attentive and cheerful till the usual hour of separating allowed her the relief of quiet reflection.
  2. (countable) A small change in a physical system, or more broadly any definable system (such as a biological or economic system)
  3. (countable, astronomy, physics) Variation in an orbit due to the influence of external bodies

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin perturbatio, perturbationem.

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Noun[edit]

perturbation f (plural perturbations)

  1. disturbance
  2. derangement

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Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: perturbație

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