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Capable of being broken; breakable. See Synonyms at fragile.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin frangibilis, from Latin frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

fran′gi·bil′i·ty, fran′gi·ble·ness n.
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the condition of being very easily broken.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frangibility - quality of being easily damaged or destroyed
vulnerability - susceptibility to injury or attack
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"Our Sport Utility Ammo product line delivers unmatched frangibility, which means individuals--whether law enforcement, military or civilian--can safely train for real-world threats at closer distances."
(2.) Risibility is and frangibility is not a property in the strong Aristotelian sense of something that belongs exclusively to one kind of being.
The original research of system frangibility began in the study of natural disaster system in late 1960s [5], and it refers to the changes of the system's structures and functions coursed by the sensitivity of the disturbance and lacking of resistance.
However, two main problems limiting the application of the Sn-Bi base solders in the electronic packaging are the frangibility and poor ductility [24].
[19], factors controlling the potential of a gas shale system include thickness and lateral extent, total organic carbon content, porosity, and mineral composition, which greatly influence frangibility. During increasing thermal maturation, conversion of kerogen to petroleum and finally dry gas results in the formation of a carbon-rich residue and secondary porosity, which affects gas storage capacity.
Ercon Composites manufactures frangible masts and poles in compliance with FAA, Annex-14 and ICAO Part 6 Frangibility criteria.
Some physical and chemical properties of the soil used in the study LL, PL, SL, PI, FI, FC and OM are liquid limit, plastic limit, shrinkage limit, plastic index, frangibility index, field capacity and organic matter in percentage, respectively Texture Sand Silt Clay LL PL SL PI Silty clay 12 46 42 34.2 19.0 6.7 15.2 Sandy loam 75 15 10 26.8 14.5 3.2 12.3 Texture FI FC CaC[0.sub.3] OM Silty clay 12.3 25 63 0.42 Sandy loam 11.3 19.0 54 0.35 Table 2.
Dou, "Evaluation of ecoenvironmental frangibility in West Jilin Province based on matter-element model," Chinese Journal of Ecology, vol.
Meng, "Research on degree control resistance to frangibility of scale-free networks," in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Communication Software and Networks (ICCSN '10), pp.
Trust is defined as the psychological status of being willing to accept frangibility, based on the expectation of the other party's positive intentions or behaviors (Rousseau, Sitkin, Burt, & Camerer, 1998), and has three dimensions: competence, benevolence, and integrity (Mayer, Davis, & Schoorman, 1995).
In a sense, these objects reverse the frangibility of glass as they achieve form from its fragments.