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 (brāk′ôf′, -ŏf′)
The act or an instance of breaking off; discontinuance.
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Jay also does some micro-managing of terminal tackle, fishing as light as practical to encourage bites, but cognizant of the breakoff potential.
The core water drop ([W.sub.1] was produced by the inner interface ([W.sub.1]/O) breakoff, at the tip of the injection capillary, which triggered the breakup of the coaxial interfaces due to the capillary instability.
Membership has more than doubled since 2005 and now numbers 1,800."There aren't many breakoff groups, because there don't need to be," Weiser said.
During an annual conference of EU ambassadors in Brussels, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday said Turkey "is taking giant steps away from Europe." He expressed his belief that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants the EU to stop membership talks with Ankara "to make it the EU's responsibility, not Turkey's." Responsibility for any breakoff in talks "is entirely on the Turkish side," Juncker said.
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The breakoff happened after the iceberg kept scientists in suspense for months - they knew the chunk was about to separate via a growing crack in the ice shelf but were unsure of when exactly it would happen.
Coulon et al., "Post-collisional Neogene magmatism of the Mediterranean Maghreb margin: a consequence of slab breakoff," Comptes Rendus de l'Academie de Sciences, vol.
The infected hairs breakoff sharply at the follicular orifice leaving a spore-filled stub known as black dot.
Extra attention is paid to placement of breakoff tabs if parts are to be delivered in arrays, in order to properly support the parts during assembly while also enabling removal of the parts from an array without damage.
The NCP instructed its coalition partners, an assortment of breakoff factions from almost the entire political spectrum, on the requirements of the new era; and a few days ago President Bashir received Sadiq al-Mahdi and a high-level delegation of his party joining the opposition-hardened Sara Nugdalla, chairwoman of the party's politburo and a favourite of the gender-sensitised activists crowd, in the presidential guesthouse.