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Separation into parts.


1. In orthopedics, a fracture.
2. To interrupt the continuity in a tissue or electric circuit or the channel of flow or communication.


a discontinuity, e.g. the change in coat color from puppies to adults.

wool break
horizontal bands of weakness in wool or haircoats may result in a 'break' in the wool and loss of the fleece, or a significant downgrading of its value. The weakness is usually the result of a period of disturbed metabolism, e.g. a severe attack of disease, or of poor nutrition.

Patient discussion about break

Q. How do I break it to my mother that I have infantile amnesia

A. i'de let the doctor that diagnosed me with infantile amnesia to tell it to my parents, he can explains to your mother exactly what it means,treatments all sorts..

Q. What are the reasons people break their diet? Recently I passed a screen test for a movie for the main role of heroin. There were 150 people who came for the test and only 13 got selected for various roles. The director suggested all thirteen of us to go on a diet to suit our characters. We were asked to come after dieting for a month. But to our surprise none of us showed any difference. The reason was we all broke our diets. What are the reasons that make people break their diet?

A. there's an aborigine tribe in Australia that it is a custom that the women feed their men for a month every year with "all you can eat" style. they eat much much more then they are used too. after that month , it doesn't take long until they come back to their normal size. that is because the body is not fooled so easily. his has it ways to leave you in your own weight. one of them is make it very very tough to maintain diet.

Q. is there like a big break through in the field of autism therapy and approaching?

A. there is a large amount of research on Autism. Social, neurological, psychiatric etc. today because of new imagine equipment there is better understanding of how our brain works (there are much more to be revealed but still). And there are breakthroughs all the time. You can get updated about research on the subject in this site:

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In 2002, an iceberg about 200 km long broke off from Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf.
Wednesday night, Bacon said a NATO warplane had attacked a military vehicle and that the pilot then broke off his attack when he saw there were civilian vehicles in the convoy.
The woman told Ajyal Radio that her fiancEa broke off with her in online messages and that he had written the words "you are divorced, divorced, divorced" in online text messages.
The new ice island, which broke off on Thursday, will enter a remote place called the Nares Strait, about 620 miles (1,000 km) south of the North Pole between Greenland and Canada.
The first broke off sometime around July 22 and the second in the night of July 23 to 24," Luc Desjardins, a senior iceberg forecaster for the Canadian Ice Service, said on Tuesday.
In June 2008, a huge propeller broke off a wind turbine at Sheffield University in high wind with the M1 motorway and irate local residents near by.
PRINCESS Diana's heart surgeon lover yesterday insisted it was her who broke off their affair.
NASA engineers will today try to determine whether the space shuttle Endeavour was damaged when foam insulation broke off the fuel tank, as it manoeuvres toward the international space station.
Kevin Crocombe, 26, was upset when his girlfriend broke off the relationship, and believed she had returned to a former boyfriend.
San Fernando Valley's oldest community has already lost portions of its territory to residents who broke off and formed Lake Balboa and Valley Village.
auto giant broke off talks with the Renault-Nissan team last week ultimately viewing that Renault and Nissan could disproportionately benefit from an alliance with it.
I was amazed that only four of the 32 locating dowels broke off.