(written as break-in)In brick masonry, a void or socket to accept a timber.
(written as break-in)A period within which new components, devices, systems, and so on, are operated and/or tested to verify proper functioning. During this interval, adjustments may be made, and frequently, deficient components will fail, avoiding some future problems. Also called burn-in (1).
(written as break-in)In communications, an interruption of a transmission by the receiving station. May be used, for instance, to request a retransmission.
(written as break-in)the crime of breaking into a house
- verb to go into a building by force in order to steal
- verb to interrupt another programme to broadcast something such as a news flash
- verb to use force to enter a building or vehicle