n. breaking off of a piece from a mass.

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  • abruption — ⇒ABRUPTION, subst. fém. A. MÉD. Fracture transversale d un os avec déchirure inégale et déplacement des fragments. B. RHÉT. Procédé visant à animer le style (notamment dans le discours dir.) en supprimant les transitions d usage. Stylistique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Abruption — Ab*rup tion, n. [L. abruptio, fr. abrumpere: cf. F. abruption.] A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies. Woodward. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abruption — index impasse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • abruption — [ab rup′shən, əbrup′shən] n. [L abruptio: see ABRUPT] a sudden breaking away (of parts of a mass or, esp., of the placenta from the uterus) …   English World dictionary

  • abruption — noun A sudden breaking off; a sudden termination; a violent separation of bodies. By this abruption posterity lost more instruction than delight. Johnson, Life of Cowley. See Also: abrupt, abruptly, abruptness, placental abruption …   Wiktionary

  • Abruption — A sudden breaking off or away. Abruption of the placenta (abruptio placentae) is the premature separation of the placenta from the wall of the uterus, a potentially very serious situation for the mother and baby. * * * A tearing away, separation …   Medical dictionary

  • abruption — /euh brup sheuhn/, n. a sudden breaking off. [1600 10; < L abruption (s. of abruptio). See ABRUPT, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • abruption — noun Date: 1606 a sudden breaking off or away …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abruption — (entrée créée par le supplément) (a bru psion) s. f. Terme de chirurgie. Fracture transversale d un os avec des fragments rugueux. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. abruptionem, de ab, et ruptum, supin de rumpere (voy. rompre) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Abruption — Ab|rup|ti|on die; , en <zu 1↑...ion> [plötzliches] Abbrechen, Verstummen [von Musik od. einer Rede] …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • abruption — É™ brÊŒpʃn n. occurrence of abruptly breaking away or off …   English contemporary dictionary

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