Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Obsolete Broken.

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  • adj. Having a part displaced, as if broken; said of an ordinary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a part displaced, as if broken; -- said of an ordinary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Broken; violated.
  • Specifically, in heraldry, broken asunder.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin frāctus, past participle of frangere, to break; see fraction.

Examples

  • She watched him struggle in his utterance and thought it was happening, somehow, now, in his frame, in his fracted time, and he is only reporting, helplessly, what they say.

    THE BODY ARTIST

  • "The king hath run bad humours on the knight": "his heart is fracted, and corroborate."

    A Study of Shakespeare

  • Or, an oak fracted proper, having a firame saw transversely fixed in the body of it, of the first.

    Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical

  • Diaz AZ, Chanana AD, Coderre JA, Ma R: Retrospective fracted neutron beam.

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  • “But, to determine more absolutely, what light is, after what manner re - fracted, and by what modes or actions it produceth in our minds the Phantasms of Colours, is not so easie.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • And this is threefold; integer, fracted, and surd: An Integer is what is measured by Unity, a Fraction, that which a submultiple Part of Unity measures, and a Surd, to which Unity is incommensurable” (Universal Arithme - tick, London [1728], p. 2).

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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