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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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Peer, after trading early service breaks in the final set, had the chance to serve for the match when leading 6-5, but Williams broke back when it mattered most.
Trading early service breaks in the final set, Peer then had the chance to serve for the match at 6-5, but Williams somehow managed to break back when it mattered.
He raced to a service break at the beginning of the second set, though it was clawed back by Pioline.
World number two Lindsay Davenport was a set up and a service break up.
The former Wimbledon champion then broke Petrova's service game to start the second set and pulled further in front with another service break to run away with the second set.
The 20-year-old capitalised on important service breaks in the first, second and fourth sets as he ended the title hopes of his American opponent.
In a match full of service breaks and tension, Jarkko Nieminen of Finland wrestled his way into the final with a 6-4 6-7 (4/7) 7-6 (7/4) win over Belgian Olivier Rochus.
TheA-Rod defeated Karlovic 7-6 7-6 in a match with no service breaks and is now a best-priced 5-1 to win the Wimbledon men's singles.
The pair swopped four service breaks in the first set as the crowd was treated to the unusual sight of two men serving and volleying at every opportunity on clay.
We are all very quick to complain when the service breaks down,and I feel we should acknowledge the efforts put in place by Arr iv a to keep our rail system on-going.
Sixth-seeded Henman and Clavet exchanged early service breaks in the first set and stayed neck-and-neck up to the tiebreak, when Henman's nerve proved the stronger.
Contacts implemented alongside the existing connections and new connections transition takes place with minimum service breaks.Data security solutions and the integration of other potential services agreement is possible.