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Definition of Disorder

(noun) An abnormality in the normal functioning of an individual’s body.

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Disorder Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /dᵻˈsɔrdər/
    • British English
      • /dɪsˈɔːdə/
  • Syllabification: (dis·or·der)

Usage Note

  • Plural: disorders

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Cite the Definition of Disorder

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “disorder.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/disorder/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

disorder. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/disorder/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “disorder.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/disorder/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“disorder.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/disorder/>.