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  • n. Plural form of rupture.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rupture.


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  • They also can occur when the well bore ruptures, which is what happened at the Windsor Energy well here, a couple miles from the Montana line.

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  • First of all, they've had some idea that there have been -- there's been a link between this particular class of antibiotics and tendon ruptures, which is surprising to a lot of people.

    CNN Transcript Jul 9, 2008

  • Even the last of the ruptures was a big one ... and infrared light glared through it.

    The Ringworld Engineers

  • Realizing that financial crashes are somewhat like market "ruptures," he became interested in studying market fluctuations.

    The Professor Who Chases Financial Bubbles

  • Curator Yasufumi Nakamori placed the large-format piece at the entrance of the exhibition as a metaphor for the "ruptures" in photographic practice he then explores along with photographic "continuities."

    Houston Is Hopping Thanks to FotoFest

  • I think he very politely doesn't talk about the kind of ruptures we would have.

    The Coming War with Japan

  • Kuhn claims that paradigms enter into crisis, Foucault that an episteme "ruptures" because they automatically perpetuate conventional rationality and resist the explanations of an alternative paradigm or episteme.

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  • We find that this 'mist' typology works as a design process because it better enables us to read and enact on the patterns, flows, continuities, cohesions and ruptures which better encompass the fluid nature of the systems that architecture, urban and landscape systems are made of.

    Carla Leitao: Cloud Architecture

  • This type of religious engagement in the world bodes well for our ability to address the rifts and ruptures in our social fabric and fraying safety net.

    Brie Loskota: Rodney, Riots And Religious Engagement: Reflections On The 20th Anniversary Of The Rodney King Beating

  • Those long years of political and economic stagnation set the stage for the ruptures that have come in recent weeks.

    Strategic Puzzle Shifts in Mideast


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