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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 frac·ture /ˈfrækʧɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 frac·ture /ˈfrækʧɚ, ʃɚ/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Frac·ture n.
 1. The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach.
 2. Surg. The breaking of a bone.
 3. Min. The texture of a freshly broken surface; as, a compact fracture; an even, hackly, or conchoidal fracture.
 Comminuted fracture Surg., a fracture in which the bone is broken into several parts.
 Complicated fracture Surg., a fracture of the bone combined with the lesion of some artery, nervous trunk, or joint.
 Compound fracture Surg., a fracture in which there is an open wound from the surface down to the fracture.
 Simple fracture Surg., a fracture in which the bone only is ruptured. It does not communicate with the surface by an open wound.
 Syn: -- Fracture, Rupture.
 Usage: These words denote different kinds of breaking, according to the objects to which they are applied. Fracture is applied to hard substances; as, the fracture of a bone. Rupture is oftener applied to soft substances; as, the rupture of a blood vessel. It is also used figuratively. “To be an enemy and once to have been a friend, does it not embitter the rupture?”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Frac·ture v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fractured p. pr. & vb. n.. Fracturing.]  To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to separate the continuous parts of; as, to fracture a bone; to fracture the skull.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty
           fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a
           fall" [syn: break]
      2: (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" [syn: fault, geological
         fault, shift, break]
      3: the act of cracking something [syn: crack, cracking]
      v 1: violate or abuse; "This writer really fractures the
      2: interrupt, break, or destroy; "fracture the balance of
      3: break into pieces; "The pothole fractured a bolt on the
      4: become fractured; "The tibia fractured from the blow of the
         iron pipe"
      5: break (a bone); "She broke her clavicle"
      6: fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey"
         [syn: break]