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[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.

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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."

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

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(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.

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(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 thinness of the handles makes them look delicate and breakable, a quality that turns out to be its own kind of power--the power of something you're a little afraid to touch--and this dualism restates another steady tension in these works, between the sensual flow and flex of their surfaces (Butterly recalls George Ohr in the suppleness of her handling of clay) and their assertive, even aggressive presence.
The German said that although United is a great club and he feels very familiar with their wonderful fans, his commitment to Dortmund and the people is not breakable.
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Nicola said that the hotel bar should not have been allowing guests to use breakable items around the pool, and that even if they did then the hotel had a responsibility to clear the glasses and bottles away.
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