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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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--In what ways can each subsystem be broken down into further subsystems?
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By June, six months after his project began, Tom's compost should be broken down into a black, crumbly mixture called humus.
When there is not enough lactase, the milk sugar does not get broken down until it is passed into the large intestine.
The results have been broken down by firm size to allow benchmarking among peers.
* The process tasks can be broken down to unique unit operations, and each unit operation can be optimized independent of, or with minimal impact on, the other unit operations.