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fracture 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈfrakCHər/,
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fractures, plural;
  1. Break or cause to break
    • - the stone has fractured
    • - ancient magmas fractured by the forces of wind and ice
  2. Sustain a fracture of (a bone)
    • - she suffered a fractured skull
  3. (with reference to an organization or other abstract thing) Split or fragment so as to no longer function or exist
    • - the movement had fractured without his leadership
  4. (of speech or a language) Broken

Noun
  1. The cracking or breaking of a hard object or material
    • - bone density testing can predict the risk for fracture
  2. A crack or break in a hard object or material, typically a bone or a body of rock
    • - a fracture of the left leg
  3. The physical appearance of a freshly broken rock or mineral, esp. as regards the shape of the surface formed

  4. The replacement of a simple vowel by a diphthong owing to the influence of a following sound, typically a consonant

  5. A diphthong substituted in this way


  1. breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
  2. violate or abuse; "This writer really fractures the language"
  3. fault: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
  4. interrupt, break, or destroy; "fracture the balance of power"
  5. break into pieces; "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"
  6. the act of cracking something
  7. A fracture is the (local) separation of an object or material into two, or more, pieces under the action of stress.
  8. Fracture is a 2004 New Zealand film written and directed by Larry Parr and based on the novel by Maurice Gee. The film is set in Wellington and stars Kate Elliott, Jared Turner and Australian John Noble. ...
  9. Fracture is a 2007 legal/crime suspense film from both New Line Cinema and Castle Rock Entertainment, directed by Gregory Hoblit and starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) discovers that his wife has been having an affair. ...
  10. A bone fracture (sometimes abbreviated FRX or Fx, Fx, or #) is a medical condition in which there is a break in the continuity of the bone. ...
  11. Fracture was the first free, UK based punk zine.
  12. Fracture is a fictional character from the Transformers universes. She is sometimes called "Decepticon Fracture" for trademark purposes.
  13. the act of breaking, or something that has broken, especially that in bone or cartilage; a fault or crack in a rock; to break, or cause something to break
  14. (fractured) Refers to the aquifer type which is provided by the voids formed by fractures, joints and partings.
  15. (fractures) a partial or complete break in the bone.
  16. (Fractures) Can result in both attenuation and absorption of signal strength
  17. (Fracturing) A procedure undertaken to attempt to increase the flow of oil or gas from a well. A fluid (usually crude oil, diesel oil, or water) is pumped into the reservoir, with such great force that the reservoir rock is physically broken and split open.
  18. (Fracturing) A method of breaking down a formation by pumping fluid at very high pressures. The objective is to increase production rates from a reservoir.
  19. (Fracturing) A well stimulation technique in which fluids are pumped into a formation under extremely high pressure to create or enlarge fractures for oil and gas to flow through. Proppants such as sand are injected with the liquid to hold the fractures open.
  20. (fracturing (or fracing)) the practice of pumping special fluids down the well under high pressure; fracturing causes the formation to crack open, creating passages for the reservoir fluids to more easily flow into the  well bore.
  21. (Fracturing (Frac Job)) A process carried out to increase the permeability of a hydrocarbon reservoir, particularly those with relatively poor flow characteristics. ...
  22. (Fracturing (fracing)) The process of injecting fluid under pressure to facilitate the production of oil and natural gas. ...
  23. (Fracturing (fracking)) A method used by drillers that allows extraction of gas tightly held in rock formations such as the Marcellus Shale. Two common methods of fracturing involve the use of hydraulic or explosive force.
  24. (Fracturing) Breaking of rock with or without movement of the broken pieces.
  25. (Fracturing) The technique of improving production or injection rates of a well by pumping a mixture of fluids into the formation and rupturing the rock, creating an artificial channel. ...