follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

infraction

[in-frak-shuh n] /ɪnˈfræk ʃən/
noun
1.
breach; violation; infringement:
an infraction of the rules.
2.
Medicine/Medical. an incomplete fracture of a bone.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin infrāctiōn- (stem of infrāctiō). See infract, -ion
Related forms
noninfraction, noun
Can be confused
infarction, infraction.
Synonyms
1. See breach.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for in-fraction

infraction

n.

mid-15c., "the breaking of an agreement," from Middle French infraction and directly from Latin infractionem (nominative infractio) "a breaking, weakening," noun of action from past participle stem of infringere (see infringe).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
in-fraction in Medicine

infraction in·frac·tion (ĭn-frāk'shən)
n.
A bone fracture, especially one without displacement.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for infraction

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for in

2
3
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with in-fraction

Nearby words for in-fraction