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What is a fracture?

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In medicine/the medical field, a fracture is a broken bone.

In psychology, it means something broken, such as "fractured family relationships".
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Literally means "break".

In geology it can be a tension-crack by dessication or tectonic forces in a sediment or precipitation-formation; or a cooling-contraction crack in igneous rock (think Giant's Causeway).

It can also be a Fault - a major cross-formation break with accompanying displacement of one side against the other, caused tectonically by crustal deformation.
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What is a fracture in geologic terms?

A fracture is the (local) separation of an object or material into two, or more, pieces under the action of stress.. The word fracture is often applied to crystals or cry

What is a fracture in your wrist?

A wrist fracture in the common vernacular is a break in one of the  bones of the distal forearm, the radius or the ulna.