Broken number

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Broken number a fraction.
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Usage

In literature:

The prison doors were broken open, and the Archbishop was amongst the number of offenders liberated.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
A considerable number of the pottery objects had been broken when the soil and stones were thrown on the corpse at interment.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
I picked myself up and saw the desk broken open and a number of loose papers scattered at my feet.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
The small pox had broken out among the troops, and was making deep inroads upon their scanty numbers.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
I noticed, that, as soon as these were broken open, a number of ants had rushed out from each.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
When the subject matter to be presented under any one paragraph is voluminous, it may be broken up into a number of subparagraphs.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
It was soon discovered that his arm was broken, and his body bruised in a number of places.
"A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others" by Various
They crowded inside, and a number of them frowned as they glanced toward the broken window, through which a draught was blowing.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
Large numbers of the children die young before they are 'broken' in.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
No one had been killed, but there were a number of flesh wounds and some broken bones.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
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In poetry:

I number the turns
Of the thundering wheel;
The last one I bless.—
Each bar then is broken, I'm free then as thou!
"To My Friend - Ode III" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
That the ruin'd fortress towers
Number'd his despairing hours,
And beneath their careless tread,
Sleeps—the broken-hearted dead!
"The Captive Pirate" by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton
"More than twoscore stags have passed him,
Mark the number on his flesh
With red stripes of this good ashwood,
Mend me thus this broken mesh!"
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

The 5-foot-11 guard from Minot High School played the entire season with a broken foot, but still managed to post good numbers while leading her team to the Class A state tournament where it finished fifth.
Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball Tour Broken Down By Numbers.
In the view of a burgeoning number of outlaw bacon curers and sausage grinders, some rules are made to be broken.
DAYTONA BEACH , Fla. Officials say a number of mostly elderly residents have been stranded inside the Maley Apartments on Daytona Beach because of broken elevators.
A large number of cars were broken into overnight.
Further away towards the dimness, it appeared to be broken by a number of small narrow footprints.
Vehicles can overheat for a number of different reasons — insufficient coolant, a defective water pump, a dirty or blocked radiator grille, a thermostat problem or broken fan blades.
There are two main issues that bring me to say that telecom is broken: number porting and call termination.
And iWatch is good to recall Attorney General Eric Holder's stunt last year on "Operation Broken Trust," which used bogus numbers on small-fry prosecutions for PR purposes.
The winter of 2010 has broken a number of records.
GARDNER — You could count the number of seniors on the Gardner-South Wilmington girls basketball team on Miranda Faletti's thumbs, except one of them is currently broken.
As the Washington Wizards prepare to play tonight's game against the New Orleans Hornets with diminished numbers following a broken hand to point guard A.J.
The number 42 on full display for 65th anniversary of the day color barrier was broken.
The Bee Gees hadn't had a major hit since "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" hit Number One four years earlier.
The crime wave in Los Banos has reached a new high, based on the number of people who have had their homes broken into or cars stolen.
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In science:

For unitary-spin, chiral k x + iky state with broken time-reversal symmetry, the topological invariance is specified by the Chern number. 84 The chiral edge state discussed in § 2.3 is a consequence of bulk-edge correspondence re flecting the bulk topological properties of a chiral p-wave superconductor.
Evaluation of Spin-Triplet Superconductivity in Sr2RuO4
We are going to analyze in detail the consequences of this flavour symmetry, assumed to be broken down to overall baryon number by the small Yd couplings only.
A Motivated Non-Standard Supersymmetric Spectrum
To this purpose, we note that two of the U (1) charges can can be identified with the baryon number and the (quark) hypercharge, which are not broken by the Yukawa interaction even in the SM case.
Minimal Flavour Violation and Beyond
Fig. 9 is referred to as a “non-planar” tadpole (although the terminology “nonplanar” usually used in the QFT literature is inexact, because the respective ribbon graph is planar but it just has a number of broken faces superior to one).
Tensor models, a quantum field theoretical particularization
When Eq. (22) is solved and the solutions are broken into distinct classes according to Eq. (23), then there are a finite number of distinct classes.
Beyond Band Insulators: Topology of Semi-metals and Interacting Phases
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