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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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If it's painful, then maybe that's an indication that He wants to meet you in your brokenness.
I have heard time and again that every adoption begins with brokenness. This is true.
With them, the couple wishes for everyone to see an important lesson - "to recognise that we all carry an element of brokenness in our lives," because "appreciating our own brokenness helps enormously to reduce our tendency to be judgemental of others which is such a block for evangelisation."
But today I wonder if it might be helpful to think of sin as brokenness. People are broken.
Look at the sinkholes, the sloped brokenness, a twinned
Some of the counterfeit words of promise offered in the name of Jesus Christ include such declarations as: "If you are a Christian, you will be materially rich." "If you truly believe in Jesus Christ you will be spared brokenness, suffering, doubt, and uncertainty." "God will bless you personally if you vote for this candidate of a political party." "It is because you have a strong faith that God has blessed you." "God's mercy is limited and scarce, so you had better ensure you do what you can to qualify to receive it."
While the pace is quick, the interviews delve into subjects that captivated Nouwen, such as vocation, brokenness, reconciliation, relationship, and belonging.
The final essay, by Christopher Newell, highlights the ultimate paradox of disability as also the paradox of the cross, which valorizes brokenness.
I believe these three words have a much wider resonance as we look at our society and try to understand the brokenness and dysfunction that were revealed by the rioting and looting on our streets.
I argue that Chambers's witness stands because he experienced the brokenness of his ideological revolt against creation.
"Our God is an expert at dealing with chaos, with brokenness, with all the worst that we can imagine.
So, the researchers proposed that this experience be called 'brokenness' [also see Jennings (1977) and McMinn (1996)].