fracture
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin fractura, from fractus Date: 15th century 1. the result of fracturing ; break 2. a. the act or process of breaking or the state of being broken; especially the breaking of hard tissue (as bone) b. the rupture (as by tearing) of soft tissue <
kidney fracture
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3. the general appearance of a freshly broken surface of a mineral II. verb (fractured; fracturing) Date: 1612 transitive verb 1. a. to cause a fracture in ; break <
fracture a rib
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b. rupture, tear 2. a. to damage or destroy as if by rupturing b. to cause great disorder in c. to break up ; fractionate d. to go beyond the limits of (as rules) ; violate <
fractured the English language with malaprops — Goodman Ace
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intransitive verb to undergo fracture

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  • fracture — [ fraktyr ] n. f. • 1391; fraiture fin XIIe; lat. fractura, de frangere → fraction 1 ♦ Vx Rupture avec violence, avec effort. ⇒ bris. État de ce qui est fracturé, rompu. ⇒ cassure. Mod. Géol. Cassure de l écorce terrestre. ⇒ 2. faille; coupure.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fracture — Frac ture (?; 135), n. [L. fractura, fr. frangere, fractum, to break: cf. F. fracture. See {Fraction}.] 1. The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) The breaking of a bone. [1913 Webster] 3. (Min.) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fracture — Разработчики Day 1 Studios …   Википедия

  • Fracture — Frac ture (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fractured} (#; 135); p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fracturing}.] [Cf. F. fracturer.] To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to separate the continuous parts of; as, to fracture a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fracture — bezeichnet: den US amerikanischen Thriller Das perfekte Verbrechen (Fracture) aus dem Jahr 2007 den Titel des neuseeländischen Films Fracture (2004) aus dem Jahr 2004 ein Shooter Videospiel Fracture (Spiel) von Lucas Arts Diese …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fracture — Fracture. s. f. Rupture avec effort. Fracture de portes. il y a fracture à l os …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • fracture — [frak′chər] n. [ME < OFr < L fractura, a breaking, breach, cleft < pp. of frangere, BREAK] 1. a breaking or being broken 2. a break, crack, or split 3. a break in a body part, esp. in a bone, or a tear in a cartilage: see COMPOUND… …   English World dictionary

  • fracturé — fracturé, ée (fra ktu ré, rée) part. passé de fracturer. Un membre fracturé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • fracture — (n.) early 15c., a breaking of a bone, from M.Fr. fracture (14c.), from L. fractura a breach, break, cleft, from fractus, pp. of frangere to break (see FRACTION (Cf. fraction)). The verb is first recorded 1610s (implied in fractured). Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Fracture — Fracture. См. Разрушение. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • fracture — index hiatus, rend, rift (gap), split (noun), split (verb) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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