Breve

A breve (v, less often v; breve-fr.ogg; from the Latin brevis `short, brief”) is the diacritic mark ˘, shaped like the bottom half of a circle. As used in Ancient Greek, it is also called vrachy or brachy. It resembles the caron (the wedge or háček in Czech), but is rounded, while the caron has a sharp tip. Compare Ǎ ǎ Ě ě Ǐ ǐ Ǒ ǒ
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Breve

• (n.) A curved mark [/] used commonly to indicate the short quantity of a vowel. • (n.) The great ant thrush of Sumatra (Pitta gigas), which has a very short tail. • (n.) A note or character of time, equivalent to two semibreves or four minims. When dotted, it is equal to three semibreves. It was formerly of a square figure (as thus...
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breve

1. A note or character of time, equivalent to two semibreves or four minims. When dotted, it is equal to three semibreves. It was formerly of a square figure (as thus:), but is now made oval, with a line perpendicular to the staff on each of its sides; formerly much used for choir service. ... 2. Any writ or precept under seal, issued out of any co...
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breve

noun a diacritical mark (U-shaped) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound
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Breve

[software] Breve (sometimes written with lowercase b) is a free, GPL software package that enables users to build 3D simulations of decentralized systems and artificial life. Users can define the behaviors of multi-agent systems in a 3D world and observe how they interact. Breve includes 3D articulated body physical simulation with collisio...
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Breve

Breve (brēv) noun [ Italian & (in sense 2) Late Latin breve , from Latin brevis short. See Brief .] 1. (Mus.) A note or character of time, equivalent to two semibreves or four minims. When dotted, it is equal to three semibreves. It was formerly of a square fig...
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breve

a double whole note equal to two semi-breves or whole notes
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Breve

A mark in the shape of a bowl-like half circle that indicates a light stress or an unaccented syllab
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Breve

A writ in which the cause of action is briefly stated, hence its name.
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breve

breve, singular; brevia, plural 1. A summary, a short code of instructions, etc. 2. A writ by which a person was summoned or attached to answer an action, complaint, etc. in a court of law. 3. A small curved mark, like a tiny smile, placed over a vowel to signify that the vowel has a short sound; as with such words as: cat, pet, sit, hot, up.
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Breve

cappuccino made with light cream.
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Breve

In music, a breve is the longest form of a note, originally considered the whole note by the 20th century it had been replaced as the whole note by the semi-breve, which is half it's duration. The breve was formerly represented by a square, but is now represented by an oval shape, with a line perpendicular to the stave on each of its sides.
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Breve

In old Scots law, a breve is a short, compendious writ issued from the crown to a judge, ordering him to try by jury the points outlined in the writ. Procedure by breve was introduced into Scotland by James I upon the model of the system in vogue in England.
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Breve

In prosody, a breve is the mark placed over a syllable in a line of verse to indicate that it is short or unstressed. See also macron and meter.
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breve

mark over letter to indicate a short vowel sound
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Breve

Short.
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breve

[n] - a diacritical mark (u-curved) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound
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