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adjective disruptive pronunciation in British English /dɪsˈrʌptɪv/
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    2
    original and new in a way that causes significant change; used mainly about technology

    The Internet continues to be the most disruptive innovation of our time.

    In time, blockchains will power many radical, disruptive technologies that smart people are working on right now.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 25/02/2015

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