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  1. fractures

    Fracture is the separation of an object or material into two or more pieces under the action of stress. The fracture of a solid usually occurs due to the development of certain displacement discontinuity surfaces within the solid. If a displacement develops perpendicular to the surface, it is called a normal tensile crack or simply a crack; if a displacement develops tangentially, it is called a shear crack, slip band or dislocation.Brittle fractures occur with no apparent deformation before fracture. Ductile fractures occur after visible deformation. Fracture strength, or breaking strength, is the stress when a specimen fails or fractures. The detailed understanding of how a fracture occurs and develops in materials is the object of fracture mechanics.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fractures

    Defects in spars which run across the fibres, being short fractures marked by jagged lines. (See SPRUNG.)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fractures in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fractures in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fractures in a Sentence

  1. Katherine Swidan:

    He’s been in there for 10 years, where they never turn the lights off, so as a result, he’s going blind. He’s got fractures in his leg.

  2. Douglas Sutherland:

    On the other side, it seems like theres a few fractures and splinters, that animosity towards returning New Zealanders who might have had the coronavirus is part of a fight, flight or freeze response, and the fight response really activates that anger part of it.

  3. Steven Haddad:

    Stress fractures rarely occur in individuals training consistently on the same surface, it is a change in surfaces, or a sudden change in distance, that can create stress fractures.

  4. Chris Gooding:

    This is an important subject as in developed countries we have an aging population and as a result we are seeing increasing numbers of patients with hip fractures.

  5. Jake Schick:

    I was leaving my family to go see my family, that was painful, much worse than the compound fractures in my left leg and arm, the broken ribs, the shrapnel and burns. The fact that I was leaving my brothers hurt more than anything … I had to leave them knowing they were in harm’s way and there was nothing I could do about it.

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