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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.
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Word Origin and History for in-fraction
infraction
1461, from L. infractionem (nom. infractio) "a breaking," noun of action from infrang-, stem of infringere (see infringe).
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in-fraction in Medicine

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

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