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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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Scattered, nervous giggles at the racial epithets died down as the Eckford character recalled brokenly, "When I got home, wrung out my new dress, it was filled with yellow spit, dirt and sweat." In the same auditorium in which the real-life Eckford had suffered harassment during every assembly, that ruined dress, and all the naive hopes it represented, was a devastating detail.
As his train pulls out he brokenly salutes the water tower from which his boys used to wave goodbye.
Where Caroline was sweet and Rosie cracklin', Oh Mary is brokenly heartbreaking, and Hell Yeah is an honest look at his own life.
Rhames' pre-conversion Animal--a hulking, brutish figure, screaming in pain or brokenly calling for his mother like a Cagney-schooled psychotic--is finely wrought.
It will be clear that the mere concept of the incarnation is insufficient: incarnation does not come to us in a unilinear way, but only brokenly, through death and resurrection.
broken world is brokenly visible, the mirror scattered in pieces and yet
The UN's member nations--with the United States at their head--blocked his every effort to stave off genocide; and for this he stubbornly, brokenly holds himself accountable.
Crushed thirty feet upwards, the waters flashed for an instant like heaps of fountains, then brokenly sank in a shower of flakes, leaving the circling surface creamed like new milk round the marble trunk of the whale.
By this latter term I mean the strategic production, and evocation, and manipulation of the human mystery that is both authentic and brokenly yoked to ultimately disappointing and exploitive referents.
Expressions like "I cried brokenly all during sex" or "My emotions were totally released" or "It was very cathartic" capture the essence of emotional cleansing.
For the first time in the film, he is rendered speechless: following Nicole's testimony, he can only mutter brokenly and almost inaudibly, "I have .
"The only time I've ever found any really true contentment or happiness is in front of an audience," he told Mr Bashir brokenly. Unfortunately, the dwindling number of Barrymore fans watching this sad TV performance, are likely to be a lot more judgmental than the knees-up audiences who inflate his bloated, yet fragile, ego at places like Blackpool and Morecambe.