derailment definition

  • noun:
    • The action of a locomotive or train making the rails along which it runs
    • A pattern of discourse (in message or writing) that is a sequence of unrelated or only from another location relevant some ideas.
    • The act of getting off, or perhaps the state of being off, the rails of a railroad.
    • The work of derailing, or causing to leave the rails, as a railroad-train or -car.
    • an accident which a train operates down its track

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