Definition of Breakability

1. Noun. Quality of being easily damaged or destroyed.

Exact synonyms: Fragility, Frangibility, Frangibleness
Generic synonyms: Vulnerability
Derivative terms: Breakable, Fragile, Frangible, Frangible

Definition of Breakability

1. Noun. The state or property of being breakable. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breakability

break the bank
break the buck
break the deadlock
break the fourth wall
break the ice
break the mold
break the mould
break the news
break the seal
break through
break up
break water
break with
breakability (current term)
breakaway phenomenon
breakbone fever

Literary usage of Breakability

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1907)
"... and for their rigidity, although films possess the advantages of lightness, non-breakability, and ease of storage. 28. Each member shall 1ю furnished ..."

2. A Thousand Days in the Arctic by Frederick George Jackson (1899)
"... it was easily and quickly pitched, and gave much space inside for its size ; owing to the breakability of the ribs it gave us much trouble. ..."

3. Dermatology, the essentials of cutaneous medicine by Walter James Highman (1921)
"... indicates increased breakability of the hair. This may occur by splitting of the ends, fractures in the shaft, or either, in or above the follicle. ..."

4. Public Health and Hygiene: In Contributions by Eminent Authorities by William Hallock Park (1920)
"Whenever slides are to be used repeatedly in this way, the breakability of glass slides must be borne in mind and the use of brass stencil slides or of mica ..."

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