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1. In detection by radar, the separation of one solid return into a number of individual returns which correspond to the various objects or structure groupings. This separation is contingent upon a number of factors including range, beam width, gain setting, object size and distance between objects.
2. In imagery interpretation, the result of magnification or enlargement which causes the imaged item to lose its identity and the resultant presentation to become a random series of tonal impressions. Also called split-up.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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break-up

[ˈbreɪkʌp]
A. N [of partnership] → disolución f; [of couple] → separación f
B. CPD break-up value N (Comm) → valor m en liquidación
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break-up

[ˈbreɪkˌʌp] n (of partnership, marriage) → rottura
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