Modulus of rupture
Rupture Rup"ture (?; 135), n. [L. ruptura, fr. rumpere, ruptum to break: cf. F. rupture. See {Reave}, and cf. {Rout} a defeat.] 1. The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the skin; the rupture of a vessel or fiber; the rupture of a lutestring. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

Hatch from the egg, that soon, Bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed Their callow young. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Breach of peace or concord between individuals; open hostility or war between nations; interruption of friendly relations; as, the parties came to a rupture. [1913 Webster]

He knew that policy would disincline Napoleon from a rupture with his family. --E. Everett. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) Hernia. See {Hernia}. [1913 Webster]

4. A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden manner than by explosion. See {Explosion}. [1913 Webster]

{Modulus of rupture}. (Engin.) See under {Modulus}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Fracture; breach; break; burst; disruption; dissolution. See {Fracture}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Modulus of rupture — Modulus Mod u*lus, n.; pl. {Moduli}. [L., a small measure. See {Module}, n.] (Math., Mech., & Physics) A quantity or coefficient, or constant, which expresses the measure of some specified force, property, or quality, as of elasticity, strength,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Modulus of elasticity — Modulus Mod u*lus, n.; pl. {Moduli}. [L., a small measure. See {Module}, n.] (Math., Mech., & Physics) A quantity or coefficient, or constant, which expresses the measure of some specified force, property, or quality, as of elasticity, strength,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rupture — Rup ture (?; 135), n. [L. ruptura, fr. rumpere, ruptum to break: cf. F. rupture. See {Reave}, and cf. {Rout} a defeat.] 1. The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the skin; the rupture of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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