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Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The onset of an event, in particular the first break. A sudden onset of new energy giving rise to a noticeably different amplitude event. A time break is the shot-instant time mark on a...

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Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The onset of an event, in particular the first break. A sudden onset of new energy giving rise to a noticeably different amplitude event. A time break is the shot-instant time mark on a...

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Break a butterfly on a wheel employ disproportionate force in the achievement of an aim; the wheel here is one on which the bodies of criminals were broken as a method of execution. The...

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Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A major fall in prices on a financial market.

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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

V. past broke; past part. broken

1 separate or cause to separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain.

2 unfurl (a flag or sail).

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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

1 Place in the v. range where the registers change.

2 The permanent change in the male v. which occurs at puberty.

3 A term in jazz...

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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

1 In jazz, a brief, fast, extemporized solo, often for clarinet, saxophone, or trumpet, played while the rest of the band is temporarily silent; it serves as an introduction to...

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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The sudden rise or fall of the deck when not flush, e.g. the break of the forecastle, break of the poop, etc.

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Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 41 words.

The onset of an event, in particular the first break. A sudden onset of new energy giving rise to a

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Edited by Jonathan Law and John Smullen.

in A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 10 words.

A major fall in prices on a financial market.

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Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 10 words.

A major fall in prices on a financial market.

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