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broken

1. varying in direction or intensity, as of pitch
2. (of colour) having a multicoloured decorative effect, as by stippling paint onto a surface
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What does it mean when you dream about something broken?

The state of brokenness can be used to symbolize everything from poverty (“broke”) to forcible entry (a “break-in”) to fundamental damage (“broken down”) to emotional abandonment (as in having one’s heart “broken”). Breaking may also have positive connotations, as when one breaks open the seal on a letter or the packaging of a gift or a new purchase. Any one of these connotations might be indicated, and thus brokenness must be interpreted in the larger context of the dream.

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broken

[′brō·kən]
(meteorology)
Descriptive of a sky cover of from 0.6 to 0.9 (expressed to the nearest tenth).
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broken (BKN)

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As it relates to the cloud amount, it means 5 to 7 octas of clouds. Five or 7 octas means 5/8 or 7/8 of the sky is covered with clouds.
Typical symbols for broken clouds on a weather map.
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broken

Not working properly (of programs).
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broken

Not working properly. The term applies to software as well as hardware. If software is "broken," it means there is a bug in it. It may mean that people are having difficulty using it, because of poor design or cryptic error messages, in which case some parts of all software are "broken." See bug.
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