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Break

A rapid and sharp price decline. Related: Crash.

Break

1. A sudden, unexpected change in a security's price or in a market's value. While a break could indicate either upward or downward change, the connotation is negative. Especially on the futures market, a break means a steep decline in price, usually the result of a natural disaster affecting the underlying.

2. Less frequently, break refers to a discrepancy in a brokerage's accounting books.

break

1. A sharp price decline in a particular security or in the market as a whole. A break usually occurs when unexpected negative information is made public and investors rush to sell. Also called market break.
2. A discrepancy on the books of a brokerage firm.

break

1. To dissolve an underwriting syndicate.
2. See bust.
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Heading eastbound, in the other direction towardsWokingham, was just as bad, with 470 breakdowns recorded last year.
It is pertinent to mention here that it Is not the first time that breakdown happened with the first drop of rain.
Most of the times, they were also found unaware of power breakdown carried out without any announcement,' said Hussain.
The same stretch of motorway running in the opposite direction saw 564 breakdowns in 2018/19.
He said the yellow alerts were caused by the unscheduled breakdowns of power plants.
Several breakdowns had occurred at the Norochcholai coal power plant in the past as well.
In view of foregoing, KE has been directed to provide the detailed report regarding aforementioned power breakdown along with status of preventive and corrective steps taken by it within three days.
The goal of the initiative was to analyze nursing practice breakdown in a way that allows for "a paradigm shift that reframes the focus from the individual, the nurse, to one that emphasizes prevention and the implications for the health care system, the health care team, and the individual nurse" (NCSBN, 2009, p.2).
Substrate hot-carrier injection is thought to be a better method to evaluate the breakdown characteristics of ultra-thin gate oxides of MOS devices in the actual working environments [10].
Earlier studies have shown that the breakdown voltage of mixtures of [SF.sub.6]-[N.sub.2] with below containing 30% [SF.sub.6] are less than that of pure [SF.sub.6] at the pressure of 5 bar.
BREAKDOWNS due to poor road surfaces and potholes have increased by 63 per cent, according to the RAC, whose breakdown crews attended more than 6,500 incidents in the first three months of 2017.
Certainly anyone who has experienced a breakdown as a result of hitting a pothole will know just how frustrating that can be - not to say dangerous and expensive if damage to their vehicle is sustained.