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Definition of the noun disorder

What does disorder mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: disorders

  1. a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
  2. a condition in which things are not in their expected places
  3. a disturbance of the peace or of public order

Alternative definition of the noun disorder


  1. Absence of order; state of not being arranged in an orderly manner.
  2. A disturbance of civic peace or of public order.
  3. [medicine] A physical or psychical malfunction.

Definition of the verb disorder

What does disorder mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: disordered | disordering | disorders

  1. disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
  2. bring disorder to


  1. Disorder are a hardcore punk band that formed in the Bristol area of the United Kingdom in 1980, and has existed with varying line-ups to this day. Disorder are a band who aligned with politically charged punk bands .
    • members:
    • genres: Hardcore punk, Punk rock, Crust punk
    • albums: "2nd Gen", "Mental Disorder", "Perdition EP", "Under the Scalpel Blade", "Violent World", "Complete Disorder EP", "Sliced Punx on Meathooks", "Driller Killer", "Kamikaze", "Live in Oslo / Violent World", "The Best of...", "The Rest Home for Senile Old Punks Proudly Presents...", "We're Still Here", "Under the Scalpel Blade / One Day Son All This Will Be Yourz", "Gi Faen I Nasjonalitenten Din", "The Singles Collection", "Pain Headache Depression", "Masters of the Glueniverse", "One Day Son All This Will Be Yourz", "Distortion to Deafness", "Global Disorder EP", "Revenge / System Check", "More Noize E.P."
  2. Disorder is a musical group.
    • albums: "Air Raid", "Reality Crisis"

There are other groups with in their name, like 80th Disorder, Dance Disorder, Fatal Disorder, Social Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Obscure Disorder, Legacy of Disorder, Vision of Disorder and Depressive Disorder.


  1. "Disorder" is the first album released by Japanese rock band The Gazette. It was released on October 13, 2004 and peaked at #3 on the Oricon daily charts. The first press limited edition came with a special black and gold case and features both "Disorder - Intro" and "Disorder - Heaven".
  2. "Disorder" is an EP by Canadian electro-industrial band Front Line Assembly released in 1988. This was the band's first EP which was only released on Vinyl. Later Disorder was released on a record called Convergence, along with the Corrosion album.
  3. "Disorder" is a cataloged instance, composition.
    • music and lyrics by Owlle
  4. "Disorder" is a musical album of McDermott's 2 Hours vs. Levellers, The Levellers, McDermott's 2 Hours.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  5. "Disorder" is a musical single of Michael Burkat.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  6. "Disorder" is a composition.
  7. "Disorder" is a musical album of Reactor7x.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  8. "Disorder" is a musical single of DJ Mad Dog.
    • released in (9 years ago)


  1. "Disorder" is a musical drama film written and directed by Olivier Assayas.
  2. "Disorder" is a 1962 drama film written by Franco Brusati and Francesco Ghedini and directed by Franco Brusati.
  3. "Disorder" is a 2009 documentary film directed by Weikai Huang.
    • country: China
    • languages: Standard Chinese, Chinese language
    • directors: Weikai Huang & Huang Weikai
    • genres: Documentary film, World cinema, Art film, Chinese Movies, Drama
    • released in (6 years ago)
  4. "Disorder" is a 2013 film written by Lasha Bugadze, Archil Kavtaradze and directed by Archil Kavtaradze.
  5. "Disorder" is a film, directed by Jack Thomas Smith.
  6. "Disorder" is a 2007 animated drama film written and directed by Rose McAleese.
  7. "Disorder" is a film, directed by Cooper Vacheron & Jacob Morrison.

Phrases with Disorder

  1. to disorder
  2. skin disorder
  3. blood disorder
  4. brain disorder
  5. manic disorder
  6. panic disorder
  7. renal disorder
  8. sleep disorder
  9. cyclic disorder
  10. eating disorder
  11. mental disorder
  12. phobic disorder
  13. speech disorder
  14. visual disorder
  15. anxiety disorder
  16. bipolar disorder
  17. bladder disorder
  18. genetic disorder
  19. hearing disorder
  20. nervous disorder

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Disorder

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Google previewPost-traumatic Stress Disorder is a Eurocentric Construct. A discussion (2015)

by Leonard Kabongo

com/en/e- book/305673/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-is-a-eurocentric-construct-a- discussion Leonard Kabongo Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a Eurocentric Construct.

Google previewStudy Guide to DSM-5® (2014)

by Laura Weiss Roberts, Alan K. Louie

• Paranoid personality disorder is a pattern of distrust and suspiciousness such that others' motives are interpreted as malevolent. • Schizoid personality disorder is a pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range ...

Google previewPersonality and Intelligence at Work (2008)

Exploring and Explaining Individual Differences at Work by Adrian Furnham

11 1 Paranoid Personality Disorder is a pattern of distrust and suspiciousness such that others' motives are interpreted as malevolent. 2 Schizoid Personality Disorder is a pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted ...

Google previewPersonality Disorders (2007)

Toward the DSM-V by William O'Donohue, Katherine A. Fowler, Scott O. Lilienfeld

A brief description of each of the 10 recognized PDs follows: Paranoid Personality Disorder is a pattern of distrust and suspiciousness such that others' motives are interpreted as malevolent; Schizoid Personality Disorder is a pattern of ...

Google previewButton Therapy (2007)

Set of Three Books by Lloyd R. Goodwin

Histrionic Personality Disorder is a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking. Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy. ObsessiveCompulsive Personality Disorder is a ...

Google previewIs America Nuts? (2004)

Uncle Sam Takes the Couch by Richard Weisman

Paranoid Personality Disorder is a pattern of distrust and suspiciousness such that others motives are interpreted as malevolent. (2) Schizoid Personality Disorder is a pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of ...

Google previewMental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being by Len Sperry

Panic disorder is a mental disorder characterized by severe panic attacks that occurs frequently and produces significant distress and/or impaired functioning. Paranoia is an unfounded or exaggerated distrust or suspiciousness of others.

Google previewOur Sexuality (2013)

by Robert Crooks, Karla Baur

Sexual aversion disorder is an extreme irrational fear or dislike of sexual activity. ... sexual arousal disorder is an inhibition of the vasocongestive response; female subjective sexual arousal disorder is a lack...

Google previewMedical Terminology for Health Professions (2012)

by Ann Ehrlich, Carol Schroeder

n A bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by cycles of severe mood changes shifting from highs (manic behavior) and severe lows (depression) that affect a person's attitude, energy, and ability to function. n Manic behavior includes an ...

Google previewExploring Psychology, Sixth Edition, in Modules Study Guide (2004)

by David Myers, Richard O. Straub

A panic disorder is an episode of intense dread accompanied by chest pain, dizziness, or choking.

The dissociative identity disorder is a dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities. 8.

Google previewEducating Exceptional Children (2008)

by Samuel Kirk, James Gallagher, Mary Ruth Coleman, Nicholas J. Anastasiow

A speech disorder is an impairment of the articulation of speech sounds, fluency, and/or voice. 1. An articulation disorder is the atypical production of speech sounds characterized by substitutions, omissions, additions, or distortions that may ...

Google previewSexually Transmitted Infections (2014)

by Bhushan Kumar, Somesh Gupta

Sexual arousal disorder is the persistent or recurrent inability to achieve or maintain sufficient sexual excitement, causing personal distress. It may be expressed as a lack of excitement or a lack of genital (lubrication/swelling) or other somatic ...

Google previewThe Nation's Psychiatrists (1987)

by American Psychiatric Association

Generalized anxiety disorder refers to a nonspecific anxiety state that persists for more than a month; often, but not always,

Phobic disorder is a persistent yet irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation, leading to an overwhelming ...

Google previewMental Health Matters in Primary Care (2000)

by Elaine Millar, Mark Walsh

Formal thought disorder is the term used to indicate that the signs and symptoms that a person presents with fit a...

Google previewGabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders (2007)

by Glen O. Gabbard

personality disorder is the most reliably diagnosed condition among the personality disorders, yet treatment efforts are notoriously difficult. Therapeutic hope has not vanished, however, and one study indicated that almost two-thirds of ...

Google previewDelmar’s Complete Review for NCLEX-RN (2014)

by Donna Gauwitz

the priority intervention for a client with a somatization disorder is that the client...

Google previewManaging Intense Emotions and Overcoming Self-Destructive Habits (2004)

A Self-Help Manual by Lorraine Bell

Borderline personality disorder is a complex and challenging condition. This manual aims to explain the problems experienced by people who may be given this diagnosis in a way that clients and staff can easily understand.

Google previewFamilies and Mental Disorder (2005)

From Burden to Empowerment by Norman Sartorius, Julian Leff, Juan José López-Ibor, Jr., Mario Maj, Ahmed Okasha

Bipolar disorder is a significant source of distress, disability and burden on other family members. In 1990, the World Health Organization identified bipolar disorder as the sixth leading cause of disability-adjusted life years in the world among ...

Google previewThe Myth of the Chemical Cure (2008)

A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment by J. Moncrieff

Bipolar II disorder is a supposedly milder form of the classical condition, in which the patient suffers primarily from depression, but experiences mild episodes of mania, which are not severe enough to require hospital admission. More recently ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Criminology (2006)

by Eugene McLaughlin, John Muncie

DANGEROUS AND SEVERE PERSONALITY DISORDER Definition Dangerous and severe personality disorder (D&SPD) is not a clinical diagnosis, but refers to a joint initiative between the Department of Health, Home Office and Prison ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Emotion (2010)

by Gretchen M. Reevy

Panic Disorder Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurring and unpredictable panic attacks. A panic attack is a sudden attack of intense physical and psychological symptoms of anxiety that reaches a peak within minutes ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychopathology (2012)

by Henry Kellerman

PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS In the DSM nosology, these disorders, as well as sample symptoms, include Autistic disorder—characterized by social fragmentation, idiosyncratic behavior, and withdrawal, along with a host of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

Cognitive control processes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In: Quay HC and Hogan AE (eds.) Handbook of Disruptive Behavior Disorders, pp. 105–138. New York: Plenum. DuPaul G, Power TJ, Anastopoulos AD, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Mind (2013)

by Harold Pashler

Research has primarily focused on better understanding the etiology and progression of schizophrenia, while attempting to improve the lives of those with the disorder. As discussed in this entry, contemporary views of schizophrenia involve a ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

Symptoms Variable About Anxiety Disorders Panic disorder: Episodic attacks of extreme fear, accompanied by shortness of breath, heart palpitations, hyperventilation, dizziness, and heavy sweating. Phobia: An irrational fear that prevents ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health and Behavior (2004)

by Norman B. Anderson

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are covered. DEFINITION AND DIAGNOSIS In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), four distinct eating disorders (ED) are classified: anorexia ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Depression [2 volumes] (2010)

by Linda Wasmer Andrews

Multiphasic Personality Inventory Minor Depression Mixed Anxiety-Depressive Disorder Mixed Episode Monoamine Hypothesis Monoamine Oxidase Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale Mood Mood ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (2009)

by Evelyn B. Kelly

ACA American Chiropractic Association ADD Attention Deficit disorder Attention- deficit hyperactivity ADHD disorder AMA American Medical Association CD Conduct disorder Centers for Disease Control and CDC Prevention D.C. Doctor of ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

average deviation; antidepressant ADAP Alzheimer disease–associated protein AIDS dementia complex Attention deficit disorder; Administration on Developmental Disabilities Attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity Adverse drug event ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

4%, pathological gambling is a prevalent and highly disabling impulse control disorder, which also represents a form of nonpharmacological addiction. Gambling is strongly connected with antisocial ...

Google previewMental Health Care Issues in America: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

by Michael Shally-Jensen

therapies have also been used to treat conditions such as autistic spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and to improve cognitive function (e. g., memory).

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Quotes about Disorder

The policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder. (Richard J. Daley)
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1O1R1D2E1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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