- derailment 1850, from Fr. déraillement, from dérailler "to go off the rails" (see DERAIL (Cf. derail)).
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Derailment — De*rail ment, n. The act of going off, or the state of being off, the rails of a railroad. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Derailment — For the use of the term in psychiatry, see derailment (thought disorder). Derailed Tatra T3 tram in Brno, Czech Republic … Wikipedia
derailment — noun Derailment is used after these nouns: ↑train … Collocations dictionary
derailment — [[t]di͟ːre͟ɪlmənt[/t]] derailments N VAR A derailment is an accident in which a train comes off the track on which it is running … English dictionary
derailment — derail ► VERB 1) cause (a train) to leave the tracks. 2) obstruct (a process) by diverting it from its intended course. DERIVATIVES derailment noun … English terms dictionary
derailment — noun see derail … New Collegiate Dictionary
derailment — /dee rayl meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or process of derailing. 2. Psychiatry. See loosening of associations. [1940 45; DERAIL + MENT, or < F déraillement] * * * … Universalium
derailment — noun The action of a locomotive or train leaving the rails along which it runs … Wiktionary
derailment — A symptom of a thought disorder in which one constantly gets “off the track” in one s thoughts and speech; similar to loosening of association. * * * de·rail·ment (de rālґment) disordered thought or speech characteristic of schizophrenia and … Medical dictionary
derailment — de railÂ·ment || mÉ™nt n. act of running off the rails … English contemporary dictionary