(a.) Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places.
(a.) Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
(a.) Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected.
(a.) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off.
(n.) An abrupt place.
(v. t.) To tear off or asunder.
(1) These two types of transfer functions are appropriate to explain the transition to anaerobic metabolism (anaerobic threshold), with a hyperbolic transfer characteristic representing a graded transition; and a sigmoid transfer characteristic representing an abrupt transition.
(2) Abruptly changing cows from one feeding system to another did not influence milk yield, milk composition, or body weight gain.
(3) Interphase death thus involves a discrete, abrupt transition from the normal state and is not merely the consequence of progressive and degenerative changes.
(4) NPR reported that investigators have not found telltale signs associated with Islamist radicalization , such as a change in mosques or abrupt shifts in behavior or family associations.
(5) Echocardiographic findings included an abrupt midsystolic, posterior motion (greater than 3 mm beyond the CD line) in five patients, multiple sequence echoes in six, and posterior coaptation of the mitral valve near the left atrial wall in six.
(6) 1) The incidence of premature rupture of the membranes (PROM), threatened premature delivery, toxemia and abruption placentae were 40.6, 36.4, 7.8 and 3.0%, respectively.
(7) The present report details an unusual patient with "occult temporal arteritis" who sustained abrupt monocular visual loss and subsequent ipsilateral ophthalmoplegia involving all functions of the oculomotor nerve.
(8) The stiffness of the fibre first rose abruptly in response to stretch and then started to decrease linearly while the stretch went on; after the completion of stretch the stiffness decreased towards a steady value which was equal to that during the isometric tetanus at the same sarcomere length, indicating that the enhancement of isometric force is associated with decreased stiffness.
(9) We conclude that CJD-related neuropathological phenomena do not accumulate gradually through the incubation period but develop relatively abruptly and in complete form.
(10) It inherited an economy that was growing quite strongly but activity came to an abrupt halt last autumn and has flatlined ever since.
(11) An abrupt decrease of the liver glycogen was found as well as a negligible rise of the blood sugar.
(12) Abrupt withdrawal jumping behavior in morphine-dependent mice is accompanied by a decrease in brain dopamine turnover and an increase in brain dopamine level which parallel strain differences in jumping incidence.
(13) In the active phase all the patients exhibited an abrupt increase in the activity of alkaline and acid phosphatase in blood neutrophils, a drop in the level of CP (in 69%), a rise in the activity of MP (in 32%); pyrogenal did not induce any capacity for restoring HCT (in 44%).
(14) During the development of the PM, all five RNAs exhibited the same schedule of accumulation, appearing de novo, or increasing abruptly just before PM ingression, and remaining at relatively high levels thereafter.
(15) In each case, the surgical procedure was nearly complete when an abrupt and persistent loss of SSEPs occurred.
(16) Following a midcollicular transection the paroxysmal bulbar activity abruptly disappeared.
(17) These channels underlie the graded active responses that can be elicited at the offset of abrupt hyperpolarizing and depolarizing intracellular current pulses.
(18) The main response characteristics are an immediate motor 'paralysis' (prolonged and generalized immobility), unresponsiveness, and abrupt and profound bradycardia.
(19) LAD to LCCA collaterals serve as functionally significant bidirectional perfusion conduits, and monitoring of collateral perfusion development is practical by measuring the step reduction in LCCA flow upon abrupt release of an LAD occlusion.
(20) Using concurrent videoendoscopy and manometry, glottal and upper esophageal sphincter (UES) responses to abrupt esophageal distention by air injection (10-60 mL) and balloon distention (1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 cm) were recorded simultaneously.
(v. t.) To make sad.
(v. t.) To render heavy or cohesive.
(v. t.) To make dull- or sad-colored, as cloth.
(v. t.) To make grave or serious; to make melancholy or sorrowful.
(v. i.) To become, or be made, sad.
(1) We are deeply saddened," said Nyan Win, a spokesman of National League for Democracy.
(2) A statement from the club read: "Everybody at Sheffield United is extremely shocked and saddened to learn of the death of former player and manager Gary Speed.
(3) Maybe that's why it saddens me so much to say that with every passing generation, the original syntactical structure of a language diminishes further.
(4) A spokesman for Downing Street said: "The prime minister was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Gary Speed, who was greatly respected by football fans across the country both as a player and manager.
(5) In a statement issue by his office, British prime minister David Cameron said: "I am deeply saddened by the news that the bodies of the three Israeli boys kidnapped on 12 June have been found this evening.
(6) It said in a statement: "We are saddened and upset by the recent suicides at Foxconn.
(7) Vandals have spray painted the word “evil” across a far north Queensland mosque – an act the local mayor describes as deeply saddening.
(8) I am truly saddened by Dick’s decision but I respect him for his honesty and for doing what he feels is right for the club,” said Sunderland’s owner.
(9) The NCYPE's chief executive, David Ford, said: "We are very saddened to hear this news.
(10) "I'm aware that a number of my friends will be saddened, or shocked, or shocked-saddened, over some of the chapters of The Catcher in the Rye.
(11) It still saddens me that we insist on having the changeover in August in the middle of school holidays and by far the busiest month for consultants to take their leave.
(12) Sports journalist Patrick Kidd said he was "immensely saddened" by Harding's "enforced resignation".
(13) Michelle Mitchell, charity director at Age UK, said they were greatly saddened to hear of the two deaths.
(14) Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, added: "We are shocked and saddened to hear the news that a teacher has been stabbed to death at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds.
(15) In his article, Smith writes: "What really saddens me, though, is seeing the Environment Agency's work and expertise in flood-risk management, internationally respected and locally praised in many parts of the country, being used as a political football for a good media story."
(16) Last week, Ward said he was "saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians in the new state of Israel and continue to do so on a daily basis in the West Bank and Gaza".
(17) Ghani immediately sacked Sharifi and said in a statement he was “deeply saddened” by the incident.
(18) I am saddened by what is happening to Yemen – the wars, the bombings, the destruction,” said Samir.
(19) The Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, who spoke on the phone with Marois in what was described as a "cordial first contact", said he was "angered and saddened" by the shooting.
(20) "I would not only be surprised but deeply saddened if I thought anyone came away from that video feeling taken advantage of, or compromised in any way," she wrote.