[ in-frak-shuh n ]
/ ɪnˈfræk ʃən /


breach; violation; infringement: an infraction of the rules.
Medicine/Medical. an incomplete fracture of a bone.

Origin of infraction

First recorded in 1615–25, infraction is from the Latin word infrāctiōn- (stem of infrāctiō). See infract, -ion

Related forms

non·in·frac·tion, noun

Can be confused

infarction infraction

Synonym study

1. See breach. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for infraction


[ ĭn-frăkshən ]


A bone fracture, especially one without displacement.
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