(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.
(1) In the good old days the judges looked the other way when radicals were shafted, shocking bail conditions imposed and foreigners unceremoniously thrown out.
(2) Kelly apologised as the baby was wheeled out and the girl was dragged unceremoniously off stage.
(3) Not only did Theresa May’s new administration delete all the juiciest bits from the child obesity strategy he had championed, but when the celebrity chef protested, the door unceremoniously shut in his face.
(4) Newbies are unceremoniously sat down in front of their machines and given their assignments.
(5) However, he was unceremoniously dumped after admitting using class-A drugs.
(6) In addition to these neurological signs she had a change of character, such as losing control of herself, unreservedness and unceremoniousness, and slight disturbance of intelligence.
(7) Riot police with helicopter support were called in, and the Convoy was tracked down to a Wiltshire bean field on the border where many hairy heads were unceremoniously cracked.
(8) This year, money has been spent and spirits were high at kick-off, yet a disjointed performance against Crystal Palace headed towards another situation where the new season curtain didn’t so much swish open as collapse unceremoniously as the game slunk into stoppage time all square.
(9) It’s emblematic of the government’s handling of the mental health crisis that when Natasha Devon, the Conservatives’ much-publicised children’s mental health tsar, found her role unceremoniously axed , the government seemed more concerned with face-saving spin than with the children in need of help.
(10) The sign above the door marked Brexit would have been lit up and Cameron would have been unceremoniously, if regretfully, guided towards it.
(11) Photograph: Abbie Trayler-Smith for the Guardian Azada is unceremoniously pulling the blankets off her teenage son to wake him up: she wants to tell her story, and needs the sleeping 15-year-old to translate for her.
(12) César Luis Menotti’s Argentina were beaten by 1-0 by Belgium at España 82, while Carlos Bilardo’s version were unceremoniously dealt with at Italia 90 by the silent-movie slapstick revisionists of Cameroon.
(13) It was their ancestors' empire that was unceremoniously smashed by the British army in 1879, just six months after the battle of Rorke's Drift, depicted in the film Zulu with Michael Caine.
(14) Tory leaders, who have clutched the mantle of Thatcher since MPs unceremoniously ditched her in 1990, worship a caricature.
(15) So the headlines come: 11,000 to lose their jobs at Citi, or the entire fixed-income (aka bond) department unceremoniously locked out of the buildling at UBS .
(16) Earlier this week Miles's mother Natalie told the International Business Times that the skit had been unceremoniously cut by producers .
(17) Songs in which the protagonist was unceremoniously dumped or tortured by unrequited love suited his voice, which had a slightly odd, nasal quality and an ability to leap three octaves for dramatic effect.
(18) Forrest romps through the centre circle, and is unceremoniously upended by a clumsy lunge from Walker, who is booked for his trouble.
(19) But he also unceremoniously threw his erstwhile ally under a bus.
(20) Of course, by unceremoniously removing the Dutch women from the stadium, Fifa have guaranteed Bavaria the acres of international publicity they no doubt desired (see here for the backstory.