crack, cracking, snap(noun)
a sudden sharp noise
"the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"
fracture, crack, cracking(noun)
the act of cracking something
the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)
bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing(adj)
"he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
(Chem.) the process of making lower molecular weight hydrocarbons from heavier hydrocarbons in petroleum, by exposure to heat and catalysts. It is used to convert heavier alkanes into gasoline, or to improve the octane number of an alkane mixture.
The thermal decomposition of a substance, especially that of crude petroleum in order to produce petrol / gasoline.
Very, usually associated with praise.
It was a cracking good show.
The race started at a cracking pace.
We had a cracking time.
In petroleum geology and chemistry, cracking is the process whereby complex organic molecules such as kerogens or heavy hydrocarbons are broken down into simpler molecules such as light hydrocarbons, by the breaking of carbon-carbon bonds in the precursors. The rate of cracking and the end products are strongly dependent on the temperature and presence of catalysts. Cracking is the breakdown of a large alkane into smaller, more useful alkanes and alkenes. Simply put, hydrocarbon cracking is the process of breaking long-chain hydrocarbons into short ones. More loosely, outside the field of petroleum chemistry, the term "cracking" is used to describe any type of splitting of molecules under the influence of heat, catalysts and solvents, such as in processes of destructive distillation or pyrolysis. Fluid catalytic cracking produces a high yield of gasoline and LPG, while hydrocracking is a major source of jet fuel, diesel, naphtha, and LPG.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[very common] The act of breaking into a computer system; what a cracker does. Contrary to widespread myth, this does not usually involve some mysterious leap of hackerly brilliance, but rather persistence and the dogged repetition of a handful of fairly well-known tricks that exploit common weaknesses in the security of target systems. Accordingly, most crackers are incompetent as hackers. This entry used to say 'mediocre', but the spread of rootkit and other automated cracking has depressed the average level of skill among crackers.
The numerical value of cracking in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of cracking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of cracking in a Sentence
We call this whole research program cracking the bioelectric code.
We will get cracking on that as quickly as possible and then see what the right moment is.
The only option I have now is to live in another home that is cracking and that is likely to put our lives in danger.
There's a lot of successful retailers doing online business but not all are profitable, it's really about cracking that code.
Maybe Sessions should spend more time cracking down on pill mills and the elicit use of opioids rather than outlawing cannabis.
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