What does Breaking mean?

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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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breaking

    of Break

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

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

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  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. Amanda Curtis:

    It's been surreal I feel like we're breaking the Internet but in a really great way.

  2. Dagmar Turner:

    The violin is my passion; I've been playing since I was 10 years old, the thought of losing my ability to play was heart-breaking.

  3. Med Jones:

    Oil prices will keep breaking new records until other countries move to nuclear and alternative energy sources or we discover massive new reserves and increase production dramatically over the next few years.

  4. Waleed Shahid:

    Breaking up and regulating the Big Tech monopolies will put many of these Democrats in conflict with some of their big money donors — so Big Tech's definitely a way to help prove Matt Stoller grassroots credentials, democrats need to be leading on anti-monopoly issues in order to put an end to a second Gilded Age for those on top and misery for the rest of us.

  5. Michael Stratton:

    Cassie meant so much to so many, and everything to me, hearts around the world are breaking as friends and family accept the loss of a bright and kind soul with an adventurous spirit. That spirit now lives in all our hearts as we will forever remember the love she gave and keep her memory alive in stories that make us laugh and smile.

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