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A style of black letter formerly used in German manuscripts and printing.

[German, from Latin frāctūra, a breaking (from the curlicues that appear to break up the word); see fracture.]
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(German frakˈtuːr)
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a style of typeface, formerly used in German typesetting for many printed works
[German, from Latin fractūra a breaking, fracture; from the curlicues that seem to interrupt the continuous line of a word]
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1. German black-letter text type.
2. (often l.c.) a stylized, highly decorative watercolor or calligraphic technique in the Pennsylvania-German tradition.
[1900–05, Amer.; < German < Latin frāctūra action of breaking (in reference to the curlicues that broke up the continuous line of a word). See fracture]
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Penil fraktur olgularinda, makroskobik hematuri, uretroraji ve meada kan saptanmasi halinde, uretral yaralanma olup olmadigini ortaya koymak amaciyla hastalara retrograt uretrografi cekilmesi onerilmektedir.
There are also materials from the former Reichsdruckerei, Berlin, including a set for the small Fraktur type, probably cut by Jacob Sabon before 1575, which appears at the foot of the specimen sheet of the Berner foundry, Frankfurt am Main, 1592.
Whether drafts or sent copies, the letters are reproduced in the first volume in a pleasing Fraktur which alternates effectively with italic in the larger second volume devoted entirely to admirably painstaking editorial detail.
The inventory shows that Brehm owned matrices for casting thirty-three fonts: twelve sets of Fraktur Gothic (for German texts), four sets of Greek letters, sixteen sets of roman fonts (for Latin), and one set of "welsche Noten." (29) The "welsche Noten" can be identified with the help of a Leipzig proofreading manual of 1608, where the term is used for the music font included in the specimen of various types (see fig.
Amish Folk Artist Barbara Ebersol: Her Life, Fraktur, and Death Record Book.
Bu sebepler arasinda fraktur ile dislokasyon, kontuzyon, kompresyon sendromu, atesli silah yaralanmasi ve kalca artroplastisi sayilabilir (1,2).
Instead of opting for a facsimile in Fraktur like the only other modern reprint of a Naubert text, Heerfort und Klarchen (Hildesheim: Gerstenberg, 1982), the editors have chosen the most accurate first edition available for each volume, and modified printing errors and orthographical archaisms.
Bu yazida, penil fraktur (PF) gelisen spinal kord yaralanmali (SKY) bir hasta sunulmustur.
Kifoz acisi olcumu ve vertebral fraktur degerlendirmesi Tum hastalara 2 yonlu torakolomber grafi cekildi.