Solution of continuity

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(Math.) See under Solution.
the separation of connection, or of connected substances or parts; - applied, in surgery, to a fracture, laceration, or the like.

See also: Continuity, Solution

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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For as in the natural body, a wound, or solution of continuity, is worse than a corrupt humor; so in the spiritual.
'solution of continuity' between the government and the administration."
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