Definition of Breakage

1. Noun. The quantity broken. "The total breakage was huge"

Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity

2. Noun. Reimbursement for goods damaged while in transit or in use.
Generic synonyms: Reimbursement

3. Noun. The act of breaking something. "The breakage was unavoidable"
Exact synonyms: Break, Breaking
Generic synonyms: Change Of Integrity
Specialized synonyms: Rupture, Shattering, Smashing, Crack, Cracking, Fracture, Chip, Chipping, Splintering
Derivative terms: Break, Break, Break, Break, Break, Break

Definition of Breakage

1. n. The act of breaking; a break; a breaking; also, articles broken.

Definition of Breakage

1. Noun. The act of breaking. ¹

2. Noun. Something that has been broken. ¹

3. Noun. The left-over money in a parimutuel betting pool resulting from rounding off the payoffs, added to the pool for the next race or event or kept as profit. ¹

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Definition of Breakage

1. the act of breaking [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breakage

break the ice
break the mold
break the mould
break the news
break the seal
break through
break up
break water
break with
breakage (current term)
breakaway phenomenon
breakbone fever

Literary usage of Breakage

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

1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1922)
"1921) To MOST mine operators, it seems evident that there is a drill-steel problem, although under certain conditions the amount of drill-steel breakage ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Lading by William Wagener Porter (1891)
"So " breakage" does not cover the injury done to other goods by the cutting or rubbing of the broken article.1 Where the accumulation of molasses drainage ..."

3. Shop Management and Systems: A Treatise on the Organization of Machine by Franklin Day Jones, Edward K. Hammond (1918)
"Determining Causes of Tool breakage. — The number of tools which must be replaced because of breakage can often be reduced considerably by instituting a ..."

4. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1847)
"DEFICIENCY, DAMAGE, LEAKAGE, AND breakage. The following circular to the collectors and other officers of customs, from the United States Treasury ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1847)
"The attention of the department having been specially called to the subject of allowances for deficiency, damage, leakage, and breakage, under existing laws ..."

6. Shop Management and Systems: A Treatise on the Organization of Machine by Franklin Day Jones, Edward K. Hammond (1918)
"This order also bears the signature of the department foreman. The same order is used to obtain new files. Determining Causes of Tool breakage. ..."

7. Practical Aeronautics: An Understandable Presentation of Interesting and by Charles Brian Hayward (1912)
"When machines are built with such a high factor of safety in every part that breakage is an almost unheard-of thing, failures from this cause will have been ..."

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