Fracture in a sentence as a noun

Hydraulic fractures tend to deflect when they reach such a phase interface, though.

A bone fracture that breaks the skin, known as an open or compound fracture, is a true emergency.

Football helmets protect against skull fractures but not concussions.

The landing gear and wings are also designed to fracture/crush in a way that reduces the amount of force transmitted to the passengers.

The idea would be essentially to steal the strength of glass and the fracture resistance of plastics while maintaining transparency.

That this tiny team of six developers that apparently needed to fracture to start building iOS, Android, etc, clients.

Fracture in a sentence as a verb

It's the great fracture in French society, we see how toxic American life is, we don't want to go there, but we are lured there by the short term economic forces and Hollywood culture.

During the resulting turmoil one received a fatal skull fracture, one received twelve broken ribs, and one bit her tongue off, all perfectly plausible injuries during such a traumatic death.

The usual hip fracture/high mortality we see in elderly people follows the loss of muscle mass->loss of bone strength->bone breaks->fall pathway, not the more intuitive fall->bone break.- It serves as "organ reserve".

Drilling muds frequently cause some hydraulic fracture because you cannot balance all borehole pressures along the entire length of a borehole simultaneously with a single drilling mud weight.

Gem/pip/cabal cause an extremely obnoxious fracture because they all have dependencies which can't be tracked without an OS package manager but at the same time the OS package manager can't integrate with them.

It's also not inconceivable that the human civilization might fracture and split up into different groups pursuing their own trajectories - and at least one of them might elect to keep scarcity alive indefinitely.

Fracture definitions


breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"

See also: break


(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"

See also: fault faulting shift break


the act of cracking something

See also: crack cracking


violate or abuse; "This writer really fractures the language"


interrupt, break, or destroy; "fracture the balance of power"


break into pieces; "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"


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


break (a bone); "She broke her clavicle"


fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey"

See also: break