n. breaking down.
   ♦ cataclasmic, a.

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  • Cataclasm — Cat a*clasm, n. [Gr. ?; ? down + ? to break.] A breaking asunder; disruption. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cataclasm — cat·a·clasm …   English syllables

  • cataclasm — n. a violent break; a disruption. Etymology: Gk kataklasma (as CATA , klao to break) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cataclasmic — adjective see cataclasm * * * cataclasˈmic adjective Relating to or of the nature of a cataclasm • • • Main Entry: ↑cataclasm …   Useful english dictionary

  • Disjunction — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disjunction >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disjunction disjunction disconnection disunity disunion disassociation disengagement Sgm: N 1 discontinuity discontinuity &c. 70 Sgm: N 1 abjunction abjunction Sgm …   English dictionary for students

  • cataclasis — n. (pl. cataclases) Geol. the natural process of fracture, shearing, or breaking up of rocks. Derivatives: cataclastic adj. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk kataklasis breaking down * * * ˌkad.əˈklāsə̇s; kəˈtakləsə̇s, kaˈ noun (plural cataclases ˌsēz)… …   Useful english dictionary

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