/dis awr'geuh neuh zay"sheuhn/, n.
1. a breaking up of order or system; disunion or disruption of constituent parts.
2. the absence of organization or orderly arrangement; disarrangement; disorder.
[1785-95; < F désorganisation, equiv. to désorganis(er) to DISORGANIZE + -ation -ATION]

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