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break

[brāk]
(computer science)
To interrupt processing by a computer, usually by depressing a key.
A place in a file of records where one or more of the values in the records change.
(electricity)
A fault in a circuit.
The minimum distance in a circuit-opening device between the stationary and movable contacts when these contacts are in the open position.
(electronics)
A reflected radar pulse which appears on a radarscope as a line perpendicular to the base line.
(geography)
A significant variation of topography, such as a deep valley.
(geology)
(meteorology)
A sudden change in the weather; usually applied to the end of an extended period of unusually hot, cold, wet, or dry weather.
A hole or gap in a layer of clouds.
(mining engineering)
A plane of discontinuity in the coal seam such as a slip, fracture, or cleat; the surfaces are in contact or slightly separated.
A fracture or crack in the roof beds as a result of mining operations.

What does it mean when you dream about a break?

Something physically broken in a dream can refer to non-physical breaks, such as a broken promise, spirit, dream, heart, hope, and the like. But we also have more positive associations with the word, as in “break with the past,” “lucky break,” “break a habit,” “break new ground,” “breakthrough,” etc., any of which might be symbolized by a physical break.

break

A change in direction of a plane; usually in reference to a wall.

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Ambient air is drawn into the compressor, where it is pressurized—a theoretically isentropic process. The compressed air then runs through a combustion chamber, where fuel is burned, heating that air—a constant-pressure process, since the chamber is open to flow in and out. The heated, pressurized air then gives up its energy, expanding through the a turbine(s)—another theoretically isentropic process. Some of the work extracted by the turbine is used to drive the compressor.
i. A maneuver ordered to a fighter to avoid being shot down. It consists of a maximum rate turn to destroy the hostile aircraft's firing solution.
ii. To “peel off” from formation. The maneuver is normally ordered when the formation comes over the airfield for landing.
iii. The point at which a pilot senses a wing is stalling.
iv. When transmitted on radio, it indicates the separation in messages.
v. To discontinue aerial combat suddenly.
vi. To break a cloud; to make an appearance or come through a cloud.
vii. A break in a cloud; some clear space in other-wise covered sky.
viii. A fault in an electrical system.

break

(1)
To cause to be broken. "Your latest patch to the editor broke the paragraph commands."

break

(2)
(Of a program) To stop temporarily, so that it may debugged. The place where it stops is a "breakpoint".

break

(3)
To send an EIA-232 break (two character widths of line high) over a serial line.

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(4)
[Unix] To strike whatever key currently causes the tty driver to send SIGINT to the current process. Normally, break, delete or control-C does this.

break

(5)
"break break" may be said to interrupt a conversation (this is an example of verb doubling). This usage comes from radio communications, which in turn probably came from landline telegraph/teleprinter usage, as badly abused in the Citizen's Band craze.

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(6)

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(7)

break

(1) To temporarily or permanently stop executing, printing or transmitting.

(2) In cryptography, to decrypt a ciphertext without knowing the key or to find a flaw in an encryption algorithm or implementation that permits such cryptanalysis.
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The second Houston project, to break ground in early January 2006, will be a 4,000 square-foot, 16-unit women's facility at The Mission of Yahweh built by Doyle Stuckey Homes.
Additionally, Crete said he will break ground in early 2006 on a second office, a new 11,500-square-foot building to be located on Maryland Parkway near Wigwam that will staff an additional 50 real estate professionals.
Lancaster was originally scheduled to break ground when a new home in Chula Vista in San Diego County was operational.
The plan is to take competitive bids for the contract in the spring and to break ground in the summer, according to City Manager Ray Taylor, who said construction will take 14 months.
SeQuential-Pacific has purchased a one-acre industrial parcel on the Kelly Point peninsula and permit applications are being filed with the City of Portland to break ground this August.
As we break ground in Texarkana, we demonstrate our plan to become an even bigger part of the Texarkana community in the years ahead.
on April 12th to officially break ground at 5 Times Square, the 38-story office tower that will serve as the headquarters of Ernst & Young LLP.
As the city's major development projects prepare to collect the remaining allotments they need to break ground - and as the city approaches build-out - city planners may look forward to a lighter load in the coming years.
A Place of Our Own" will break ground on March 28 in NE Seattle and offer 19 units of affordable housing, integrated program services, and technology for the Deaf and Deaf-Blind population.
as one of my first acts as First Selectman, to help break ground on this important project," said First Selectman Metsopoulos.
PHOTO (color) Simi Valley officials break ground for Wood Ranch Elementary School, expected to open in 18 months and hold up to 600 students.