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A fracture is when some kind of material is split into multiple pieces, because stress is applied to it.
- The general case, which explains this for materials is at Material fracture
- In certain cases the mantle of the earth shows so-called faults, explained at Fracture (geology)
- Minerals can also break, as explained at Fracture (mineralogy)
- This can also happen to bones of vertebrates, such as humans, and is explained as Bone fracture