Monday, October 22, 2012

Disrupting the cycle of pictures (and forgetfulness)

dis·rupt   [dis-ruhpt]
verb (used with object)
1. to cause disorder or turmoil in: The news disrupted their conference.
2. to destroy, usually temporarily, the normal continuance or unity of; interrupt: Telephone service was disrupted for hours.
3. to break apart: to disrupt a connection.

1650–60;  < Latin disruptus  (variant of dīruptus,  past participle of dīrumpere; dī- di-2  + rumpere  to break), equivalent to dis- dis-1  + rup-  break + -tus  past participle suffix

— vb
1. ( tr ) to throw into turmoil or disorder
2. ( tr ) to interrupt the progress of (a movement, meeting, etc)
3. to break or split (something) apart

[C17: from Latin disruptus  burst asunder, from dīrumpere  to dash to pieces, from dis- 1  + rumpere  to burst]

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