string break

string break

[′striŋ ‚brāk]
(computer science)
In the sorting of records, the situation that arises when there are no records having keys with values greater than the highest key already written in the sequence of records currently being processed.
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The cellist told of having a string break in the middle of a concert.
One of the most frustrating problems a directional drilling crew can encounter is having a rig's drill string break or become stuck during drilling or pullback operations.
Theory has it that by the time the string breaks the wish will come true.
When the string breaks, the wish is thought to come true.
The wind lifts the stricken heart and spirits until the string breaks and "The kite takes off, itself alone, a windfall.
If you do change the string, take several precise measurements first and then get everything back in place after the new string breaks in.