An interruption of that which is normal or regular. (noun)
A serious mental imbalance or illness. (noun)
Examples of word disturbance
A great deal of that which we call disturbance -- a great deal of the upset in what have seemed to be established institutions -- is really but the surface indication of something approaching a regeneration.
This for me was a unique experience, as my ability to sleep through any kind of noisy disturbance is legendary.
I mean, play on the paintball fields where the disturbance is contained ... not in where hunters are.
If the disturbance is greater than 0.25 acres of wetlands or the bridge requires a span greater than 100 feet, an Individual Permit is required.
In accordance with N.J.A.C. 7: 7E et sq., up to one acre of disturbance is permitted under the various Statewide General Permits.