Definition Of fracture
break or cause to break.
the stone has fractured
the cracking or breaking of a hard object or material.
bone density testing can predict the risk for fracture
the replacement of a simple vowel by a diphthong owing to the influence of a following sound, typically a consonant.
Example Of fracture
a fracture of the left leg
A previous spinal fracture is an important risk factor for subsequent hip fractures in both men and women.
Alteration of this mineral has produced an unusual abundance of vivianite coatings on fracture surfaces in the rock.
As the characters descend into madness, the camera work also begins to fracture and break down.
As the magma in the intruding sill moves updip, the tensile stress on an intersecting fracture above the sill becomes greater, and the tensile strength of the sediments becomes less.