What does fracture mean?

Definitions for fracture
ˈfræk tʃərfrac·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fracture, breaknoun

    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, breaknoun

    (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, crackingverb

    the act of cracking something

  4. fractureverb

    violate or abuse

    "This writer really fractures the language"

  5. fractureverb

    interrupt, break, or destroy

    "fracture the balance of power"

  6. fractureverb

    break into pieces

    "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"

  7. fractureverb

    become fractured

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

  8. fractureverb

    break (a bone)

    "She broke her clavicle"

  9. fracture, breakverb

    fracture a bone of

    "I broke my foot while playing hockey"


  1. fracturenoun

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

  2. fracturenoun

    a fault or crack in a rock

  3. fractureverb

    to break, or cause something to break

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fracturenoun

    the act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fracturer.]

  2. Fracturenoun

    the breaking of a bone

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fracturer.]

  3. Fracturenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fracturer.]

  4. Fractureverb

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fracturer.]


  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.


  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”.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fracture in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fracture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of fracture in a Sentence

  1. Wendy Williams:

    When he shaves off his mustache, he's got a hairline fracture, he's got one of those, what do you call it, cleft lip, cleft palate.

  2. Peter Gersten:

    We're seeing a fracture in their morale, we're seeing their inability to pay, we're seeing the inability to fight, we're watching them try to leave Daesh in every single way.

  3. Rajveer Purohit:

    You can imagine a balloon that gets filled up with water, and then you have this tense sheath that's surrounding the balloon, and that's what gives you the stiffness with an erection. And the fracture is a rupture of the balloon and the sheath surrounding the balloon, the vast majority of cases are one-sided, or unilateral, corporal ruptures. But sometimes Rajveer Purohit do have someone who's had a bilateral, or two-sided, corporal fracture involving the urethra.

  4. Megan Stackhouse:

    It was a compound fracture.

  5. Dudley Brown:

    Supporting red flag would completely fracture the base.

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    a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
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