An act or instance of cutting.
An arrangement of bowling pins left standing after a bowl, in which two or more pins remain standing with one or more pins between them knocked down.
A particular section of a country, state, etc. divided off as for administration
(Biology) During meiosis, the separation of chromosomes (homologous in meiosis I, and sister chromatids in meiosis II).
The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
The state of being disunited; separation.
Legal and formal dissolution of a marriage
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
An action which divides a thing into parts, or separates one thing from another.
A jump in ballet in which the feet meet together in midair and then land together on the floor.
The act by which something is severed.
The definition of a breach is a break, or violation.
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