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Definition of Rupture


  1. The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the skin; the rupture of a vessel or fiber; the rupture of a lutestring.
  2. Breach of peace or concord between individuals; open hostility or war between nations; interruption of friendly relations; as, the parties came to a rupture.
  3. Hernia. See Hernia.
  4. A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden manner than by explosion. See Explosion.
  5. To part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a blood vessel.
  6. To produce a hernia in.
  7. To suffer a breach or disruption.

Rupture Quotations

I see the American experience as being defined by the immigrant paradigm of rupture and renewal: rupture with the old world, the old ways, and renewal of the self in a bright but difficult New World.
Ayad Akhtar

What has been forgotten is that there were major intellectual breakthroughs in the 1960s, thanks to North American writers of an older generation. There was a rupture in continuity, since most young people influenced by those breakthroughs did not enter the professions.
Camille Paglia

Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised.
Shoshana Zuboff

During this period, Japan's peaceful commercial relations were successively obstructed, primarily by the American rupture of commercial relations, and this was a grave threat to the survival of Japan.
Hideki Tojo

When I was campaigning, I told the people if nothing happens under my mandate it will still be a positive thing because my mandate will be used as a rupture between the past and the future.
Michel Martelly
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Rupture Translations

rupture in French is rupture, se rompre, cassure
rupture in German is Bruch, zerbrechen, brechen
rupture in Italian is frantumare, frattura
rupture in Spanish is rotura, quebradura, tronzar, ruptura
rupture in Swedish is bristning, brock, brista, brott
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