fracture

  1. breaking of hard tissue such as bone
  2. (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
  3. the act of cracking something

fracture

1. (n) A crack or break in a rock.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22290

fracture

1. (n) A crack or break in a rock. 2. (v) To break in random places instead of cleaving. 3. The characteristic way a mineral breaks when put under stress, aside from cleavage. Said of minerals.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22291

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 usually occurs due to the development of certain displacement discontinuity surfaces within the solid. If a displacement develops perpendicular to the surface of displacement, it is called a normal tensile crack or simp...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fracture

Fracture

(F fracturer, R fractura, rupere, ruptura)[n or v] To make or become discontinuous otherwise than by cutting. Usually of relatively brittle materials
Found on http://www.angelfire.com/biz/BuildingPathology/BldngPathGlsry.html

fracture

(frakĀ“chәr) the breaking of a part, especially a bone. a break in continuity of bone; it may be caused by trauma, twisting due to muscle spasm or indirect loss of leverage, or by disease that results in osteopenia.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001

fracture

(from the article `deformation and flow`) ...a block of rock or concrete, a point will be reached at which the internal structure can no longer sustain the applied load by elastic deformation ... ...Conventional methods of stress analysis and materials-property tests were retained, but interpretation of results changed. The criterion fo...
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/f/53

fracture

(L. fractura, from frangere to break) a break or rupture in a bone.
Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio35.html

fracture

[n] - breaking of hard tissue such as bone 2. [n] - the act of cracking something 3. [v] - interrupt, break, or destroy 4. [v] - break into pieces 5. [v] - violate or abuse 6. [v] - become fractured 7. [v] - break, as of a bone 8. [v] - fracture a bone of
Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=fracture

Fracture

• (n.) The breaking of a bone. • (n.) The texture of a freshly broken surface; as, a compact fracture; an even, hackly, or conchoidal fracture. • (n.) The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach. • (v. t.) To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to separate the continuous parts of;...
Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/fracture/

fracture

<orthopaedics> A break or rupture in the cortex of bone. The act of breaking a bone. ... Origin: L. Fractura, from frangere = to break ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973

fracture

crack noun the act of cracking something
Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=fracture

fracture

(Fx) Type: Term Pronunciation: frak′chūr Definitions: 1. To break. 2. A break, especially the breaking of a bone or cartilage.
Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=35280

Fracture

[geology] A fracture is any separation in a geologic formation, such as a joint or a fault that divides the rock into two or more pieces. A fracture will sometimes form a deep fissure or crevice in the rock. Fractures are commonly caused by stress exceeding the rock strength, causing the rock to lose cohesion along its weakest plane. Fractu...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fracture_(geology)

Fracture

[mineralogy] In the field of mineralogy, fracture is the shape and texture of the surface formed when a mineral is fractured. Minerals often have a highly distinctive fracture, making it a principal feature used in their identification. Fracture differs from cleavage in that the latter involves clean splitting along the cleavage planes of t...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fracture_(mineralogy)

Fracture

Frac'ture noun [ Latin fractura , from frangere , fractum , to break: confer French fracture . See Fraction .] 1. The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach. 2. (Surg.) The breaking of a bone. 3. (Min.) The text...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/F/71

Fracture

Frac'ture transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fractured (#; 135); present participle & verbal noun . Fracturing .] [ Confer French fracturer .] To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to ...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/F/71

Fracture

a bone break
Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=F

Fracture

a break in a bone
Found on http://www.orthopaedicsurgeonsmd.com/patient-information/glossary-orthopaed

Fracture

A break in a rock formation due to structural stresses; e.g. faults, shears, joints, and planes of fracture cleavage.
Found on http://www.epa.gov/OCEPAterms/

Fracture

A break in bone or cartilage. Although usually the result of trauma, a fracture can be caused by an
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22417

Fracture

A break in rock produced by mechanical failure. Fractures include faults and
Found on http://www.contractorschoolonline.com/Masonry-Glossary.aspx

Fracture

A break in the continuity of bone.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22246

Fracture

A break in the continuity of bone.
Found on https://www.ioshospital.com/orthopaedics/learnMore/glossaryOfTerms.aspx

Fracture

A break in the rock, the opening of which allows mineral-bearing solutions to enter. A `cross-fracture` is a minor break extending at more-or-less right angles to the direction of the principal fractures.
Found on http://www.libertystaruranium.com/miningexplained/mining-geology-glossary/
No exact match found