perturbation

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Etymology[edit]

perturb + -ation

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Noun[edit]

perturbation (countable and uncountable, plural perturbations)

  1. (uncountable) Agitation; the state of being perturbed
  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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Etymology[edit]

From Latin perturbatio.

Noun[edit]

perturbation f (plural perturbations)

  1. disturbance
  2. derangement