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Breakup   /brˈeɪkˌəp/   Listen

The termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations).  Synonym: dissolution.
Coming apart.  Synonyms: detachment, separation.

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... the former Soviet states, with a relatively modern - by Soviet standards - and diverse machine building sector and a robust agriculture sector. It also serves as a transport link for Russian oil exports to the Baltic states and Eastern and Western Europe. The breakup of the Soviet Union and its command economy has resulted in a sharp economic contraction as traditional trade ties have collapsed. The Belarusian government has lagged behind the governments of most other former ...
— The 1995 CIA World Factbook • United States Central Intelligence Agency

... predecessor in question was {CTSS}). Honeywell commercialized Multics after buying out GE's computer group, but it was never very successful (among other things, on some versions one was commonly required to enter a password to log out). One of the developers left in the lurch by the project's breakup was Ken Thompson, a circumstance which led directly to the birth of {{Unix}}. For this and other reasons, aspects of the Multics design remain a topic of occasional debate among hackers. See also ...
— The Jargon File, Version 4.0.0

Words linked to "Breakup" :   ending, falling out, conclusion, modification, breach, rupture, alteration, break, termination, annulment, invalidation, splitsville, rift, severance, change, break up

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