breakup

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n breakup the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)
    • n breakup coming apart
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: George Harrison, with "My Sweet Lord," was the first Beatle to have a Number 1 hit single following the group's breakup.
    • n Breakup Disruption; coming apart; a separation and dispersion of the parts or members; as, a break-up of a meeting, assembly, or dinner party; the break-up of a spacecraft on re-entry into the atmosphere.
    • Breakup the termination of a relationship; a break-up of the government; the break-up of a marriage; the break-up of a business partnership; the break-up of a comedy team.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n breakup A disruption; a dissolution of connection; a separation of a mass into parts; a disintegration; a disbandment.
    • breakup Pertaining to or in celebration of the breaking up or termination of any society, association, meeting, or the like: as, a break-up party or ceremony.
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Usage

In literature:

Despite the breakup, the remnants of Bell have never been set free to compete in the open marketplace.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
It was a miserable business, and it proved to be the last rift necessary to the utter breakup of his fortune.
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
What is happening to us all is the breakup of the entire system.
"The Secret Places of the Heart" by H. G. Wells
Though Talcott began life a Federalist, in the party breakup he joined the Bucktails, with Butler and Van Buren.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
It was a picture of the breakup of the Outer Federation, and in some ways worse than the other wars.
"Victory" by Lester del Rey
None favors the breakup of the Iraqi state.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
Then came their breakup, in full detail.
"A Matter of Honor" by Ann Wilson
In two years the first sign of a breakup occurs.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
Now, in hindsight, she remembered their breakup with both anger and regret.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Guys breakup, breakdown, go to pieces lots of different ways.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
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In news:

Peter Criss , the original drummer of KISS, will be publishing his new autobiography, Makeup to Breakup, on October 23.
It sounds like Justin Bieber is really sore over his breakup with Selena Gomez, and he showed it in his choice of cover songs this weekend.
My Breakup With Johnny Depp Involved "Years and Years of Crying .".
Isn't worried about that Das Racist breakup.
The man who blew out my ears in the 1980s returns with his best song since the Sugar days and, hell, maybe his best since Husker Du's breakup.
Toni Carey wanted a fresh start after a bad breakup.
TRIPOLI, Libya — Hundreds of Libyans held a demonstration in Tripoli on Friday demanding the breakup of militia groups and the formation of a national army and police.
TRIPOLI, Libya — Hundreds of Libyans held a demonstration in Tripoli demanding the breakup of militia groups and the formation of a national army and police.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Hundreds of Libyans held a demonstration in Tripoli demanding the breakup of militia groups and the formation of a national army and police.
CAIRO — Libya's interim government on Sunday ordered the breakup of all militias that do not fall under its authority, and demanded that those militias pull out of military compounds and public property within 48 hours.
How "unwritten" were the breakups, feuds and fights on The Hills.
Actress said she uses humor to get through the breakups.
Walker, Getty Images Everyone who mourned the apparent breakup of party rockers LMFAO, pour yourself a celebratory shot: they haven't split up.
Founding KISS drummer Peter Criss ' recently published memoir, Makeup to Breakup, gives an uncensored and no-holds-barred look at his life and exploits before, during and after his years with the famed costumed rock band.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Kirsten Dunst have gone public about their breakup, which occurred some time ago.
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In science:

The kinetics of irreversible and sequential breakup of particles occurs in a variety of physical processes and has important applications in science and technology.
Formation of a New Class of Random Fractals in Fragmentation with Mass Loss
The kinetic equation approach of fragmentation is linear in character which makes it analytically tractable for a large class of breakup kernels.
Formation of a New Class of Random Fractals in Fragmentation with Mass Loss
This analysis also specify that the rules determining the location where to place the cut are determined by the details of breakup kernel F (x, y ) rather than the breakup rate a(x).
Formation of a New Class of Random Fractals in Fragmentation with Mass Loss
They compute the flow at the edge of each zone by solving for the combination of shocks and compression or rarefaction waves that results from the breakup of the discontinuity at each zone boundary.
The Dynamical Interstellar Medium: Insights from Numerical Models
In this section we will derive the scaling for the breakup length scale Lb , Eq. (5), from extreme statistics (as done in the paper by Emig and Nattermann ). and confirm it with exact ground state calculations.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
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