What does Breaking mean?

Definitions for Breaking
ˈbreɪ kɪŋbreak·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breakage, break, breakingnoun

    the act of breaking something

    "the breakage was unavoidable"

Wiktionary

  1. breakingnoun

    A change of a vowel to a diphthong

  2. breakingnoun

    A form of ornamentation in which groups of short notes are used instead of long ones

  3. breakingnoun

    break dancing

Wikipedia

  1. Breaking

    Breaking is a song by American alternative rock band, Anberlin, and the second single from their album New Surrender. The release date for the song was originally set for January 2009, then February 16, but was pushed back several more times due to the continued success of previous single "Feel Good Drag". The song officially impacted radio on June 29, 2009 and reached number 23 on the Alternative Songs chart. It has also reached number 37 on the U. S. Rock Songs chart.

ChatGPT

  1. breaking

    Breaking refers to the act of separating or causing something to separate into parts, often destructively or abruptly. This could apply to physical objects, emotional states, rules or laws, and more. It also refers to interrupting or stopping continuity of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breaking

    of Break

Wikidata

  1. Breaking

    Breaking is a martial arts technique that is used in competition, demonstration and testing. Breaking is an action where a martial artist uses a striking surface to break one or more objects using the skills honed in their art form. The striking surface is usually a hand or a foot, but may also be a fingertip, toe, head, elbow, knuckle, or knee. The most common object is a piece of wood, though it is also common to break bricks or cinder blocks. Breaking can be often seen in karate, taekwondo and pencak silat, Spetsnaz are also known for board, and brick breaking, but not all styles of martial arts place equal emphasis on, or use, breaking. In styles where striking and kicking is less important and there is an emphasis on grappling or weaponry, breaking is less prominent. Traditional Japanese martial art schools place little, if any, emphasis on board-breaking, although the art of breaking objects was known as tameshiwari, while the similar practice of Tameshigiri or 'test cutting' is used in sword arts. Breaking is based on physics and selection of materials, and the most commonly seen breaking involves spaced, softwood boards. While very difficult to break even a piece of soft pine wood hitting against the grain, breaking is almost always done with the grain - which requires little skill or strength. The use of spacers means instead of breaking the entire stack at once, they break one at a time; each one helps break the next as little momentum is lost and gravity is helping. Because of this, breaking is primarily used as an advertising gimmick to woo potential customers.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. breaking

    Breaking out stores or cargo in the hold. The act of extricating casks or other objects from the hold-stowage.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Breaking' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3424

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Breaking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2710

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Breaking in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Breaking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Breaking in a Sentence

  1. Logan Edra:

    It being in the Olympics, it makes sense that people would refer to it as (a sport) but I think one thing for the breaking community is we want to make sure that it’s not known as just a sport but an art, a sport, a culture.

  2. Meghan Trainor:

    But for me it was easier to break through than to sustain it, I’ve noticed. Because breaking through, I felt like I wasn’t working and they were just telling me, you have a number one! And, I was like on what, what do you mean? And nowadays, I’m like where are we?

  3. Nickie Antonio:

    It was some kind of generational and cultural shame surrounding adoption, there were certain folks that saw it as breaking a promise to birth mothers.

  4. Maureen Ternus:

    Once you start breaking down a nut, it just lessens the time for freshness.

  5. Meir Javedanfar:

    If they fail to manage the economy, then the regime will not be able to resist the pressure. It does not mean it will fall apart, but the economy could reach its worst ever breaking point.

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