Definitions for Fractureˈfræk tʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

frac•tureˈfræk tʃər(n.; v.)-tured, -tur•ing.

  1. (n.)the breaking of a bone, cartilage, or the like, or the resulting condition.

    Category: Pathology

    Ref: Compare compound fracture.

  2. the act of breaking or the state of being broken.

  3. a break; split.

  4. the characteristic manner of breaking.

  5. the characteristic appearance of a broken surface, as of a mineral.

  6. (v.t.)to cause or to suffer a fracture in.

    Category: Pathology

  7. to break; crack.

  8. Slang. to amuse highly.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  9. (v.i.)to become fractured; break.

Origin of fracture:

1375–1425; late ME < MF < L frāctūra a breach, cleft, fracture

frac′tur•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fracture, break(noun)

    breaking of hard tissue such as bone

    "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"

  2. fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break(noun)

    (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

    "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"

  3. fracture, crack, cracking(verb)

    the act of cracking something

  4. fracture(verb)

    violate or abuse

    "This writer really fractures the language"

  5. fracture(verb)

    interrupt, break, or destroy

    "fracture the balance of power"

  6. fracture(verb)

    break into pieces

    "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"

  7. fracture(verb)

    become fractured

    "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"

  8. fracture(verb)

    break (a bone)

    "She broke her clavicle"

  9. fracture, break(verb)

    fracture a bone of

    "I broke my foot while playing hockey"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fracture(noun)ˈfræk tʃər

    a thin crack in sth hard

    a fracture in her ankle; He fractured his elbow.

Wiktionary

  1. fracture(Noun)

    the act of breaking, or something that has broken, especially that in bone or cartilage

  2. fracture(Noun)

    a fault or crack in a rock

  3. fracture(Verb)

    to break, or cause something to break

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fracture(noun)

    the act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach

  2. Fracture(noun)

    the breaking of a bone

  3. Fracture(noun)

    the texture of a freshly broken surface; as, a compact fracture; an even, hackly, or conchoidal fracture

  4. Fracture(verb)

    to cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to separate the continuous parts of; as, to fracture a bone; to fracture the skull

Freebase

  1. Fracture

    A fracture is the separation of an object or material into two, or more, pieces under the action of stress. The fracture of a solid almost always occurs due to the development of certain displacement discontinuity surfaces within the solid. If a displacement develops in this case perpendicular to the surface of displacement, it is called a normal tensile crack or simply a crack; if a displacement develops tangentially to the surface of displacement, it is called a shear crack, slip band, or dislocation. The word fracture is often applied to bones of living creatures, or to crystals or crystalline materials, such as gemstones or metal. Sometimes, in crystalline materials, individual crystals fracture without the body actually separating into two or more pieces. Depending on the substance which is fractured, a fracture reduces strength or inhibits transmission of light. A detailed understanding of how fracture occurs in materials may be assisted by the study of fracture mechanics. A fracture is also the term used for a particular mask data preparation procedure within the realm of integrated circuit design that involves transposing complex polygons into simpler shapes such as trapezoids and rectangles.

CrunchBase

  1. Fracture

    Fracture is a digital printing startup aiming to change the way people create and buy wall decor. We print images directly onto glass.Fracture’s goal is to use the power of the internet and the creative talent of their consumers to manufacture personalized wall decor that has been unattainable till now. Leveraging the efficiency and scale of existing printing technology, Fracture’s end game is to have consumers saying ” I never thought I could make something like that, or that I could afford it”.


Translations for Fracture

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fracture(noun)

a break of anything hard, especially a bone

a fracture of the left thigh-bone.

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