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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.

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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."

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.

break

(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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A spokesman for the joint NHS and council children's services partnership said: "No one would reasonably expect the partnership to approach a review of short break services without studying what exists at present and without giving thought to all alternative options.
The PS900 will assist the Norman Laud Association in their very valuable work providing quality short break services for children and young adults with special needs and support services for their families.
St Oswald's Hospice is a registered charity, which offers a wide range of services including a day hospice, lymphoedema service, an inpatient unit, complementary therapy services, a consultant outpatient clinic and specialist short break services for children and young adults.
n Improving short break services for disabled adults and children.
Joanne Blackhurst, 31,of Hayes Avenue in Prescott,Merseyside,but who had been living at a hotel at the Welcome Break services near the M62 on Merseyside, is charged with a burglary at Dyfed Drive in Queensferry,Deeside.
While Welcome Break services won praise for employing the services of food critic Egon Ronay, the report warned the poor reputation of the industry would be hard to change.
This approved list has been reopened and the council is seeking to invite providers onto the approved list who can deliver a range of different options for short break services to children and young people with a disability.
The youngsters took part in ten track and field events in aid of the charity, which provides short break services for children and adults with special needs and support services for their families.
Half the councils across England have cut short break services so carers are not getting any time to themselves, the charity's report Short Breaks states.
Lynne Young, Short Break Services Manager for Newcastle City Council, said: "Short break carers transform the lives of disabled children and their careers.
This year's run is in aid of The Norman Laud Association, which provides short break services for children and young adults with special needs and supports their families.
Police have arrested a 23-year-old man following the incident at the Welcome Break Services on the M40 near Chesterton at 2.