• (adj): Marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions.
    Example: "Abrupt prose"
    Synonyms: disconnected
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on abrupt:

Abrupt Climate Change
... An abrupt climate change occurs when the climate system is forced to transition to a new state at a rate that is determined by the climate system itself, and which ... One proposed reason for the observed abrupt climate change is that feedback loops within the climate system both enhance small perturbations and cause a ... Timescales of events described as 'abrupt' may vary dramatically ...
Abrupt Climate Change - Abrupt Climate Shifts Since 1976
... Most abrupt climate shifts, however, are likely due to sudden circulation shifts, analogous to a flood cutting a new river channel ... have been a series of less dramatic abrupt climate shifts since 1976, along with some near misses ... This makes abrupt climate shifts more like a heart attack than like a chronic disease whose course can be extrapolated ...
Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome - Special Populations - Pregnancy
... For example, abrupt withdrawal of benzodiazepines or antidepressants has a high risk of causing extreme withdrawal symptoms, including suicidal ... Spontaneous abortions may also result from abrupt withdrawal of psychotropic medications, including benzodiazepines ... The study reported physicians generally are not aware of the severe consequences of abrupt withdrawal of psychotropic medications such as ...
Abrupt Climate Change - Consequential Effects
... Abrupt climate change has likely been the cause of wide ranging and severe effects Mass extinctions in the past, most notably the Permian-Triassic Extinction ... Without interference from abrupt climate change and other extinction events the biodiversity of this planet would continue to grow ...
Abrupt Point
... Abrupt Point (66°54′S 56°42′E / 66.900°S 56.700°E / -66.900 56.700Coordinates 66°54′S 56°42′E / 66.900°S 56.700°E / -66.900 56.700), also known as Brattodden, is a rocky point 3 ... by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and named Brattodden ("the abrupt point") ... the United States Geological Survey document "Abrupt Point" (content from the Geographic Names Information System) ...

More definitions of "abrupt":

  • (adj): Exceedingly sudden and unexpected.
    Example: "Came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather"
  • (adj): Surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner.
    Example: "An abrupt reply"
  • (adj): Extremely steep.
    Example: "An abrupt canyon"
    Synonyms: precipitous, sharp