Definition of Breakdown

1. Noun. The act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue. "His warning came after the breakdown of talks in London"

Exact synonyms: Dislocation
Generic synonyms: Disruption, Perturbation
Derivative terms: Break Down, Dislocate



2. Noun. A mental or physical breakdown.
Exact synonyms: Crack-up
Generic synonyms: Collapse, Prostration
Specialized synonyms: Nervous Breakdown
Derivative terms: Break Down, Break Down, Crack Up

3. Noun. A cessation of normal operation. "There was a power breakdown"
Exact synonyms: Equipment Failure
Generic synonyms: Failure
Specialized synonyms: Brake Failure, Engine Failure, Dud, Misfire, Outage, Power Failure, Power Outage, Fault
Derivative terms: Break Down

4. Noun. An analysis into mutually exclusive categories.
Exact synonyms: Partitioning
Generic synonyms: Analysis, Analytic Thinking
Specialized synonyms: Resolution, Resolving
Derivative terms: Break Down

Definition of Breakdown

1. n. The act or result of breaking down, as of a carriage; downfall.

Definition of Breakdown

1. Noun. A failure, particularly mechanical; something that has failed ¹

2. Noun. A physical collapse or lapse of mental stability ¹

3. Noun. Listing, division or categorization in great detail ¹

4. Noun. (chemistry) Breaking of chemical bonds within a compound to produce simpler compounds or elements. ¹

5. Noun. A musical technique, by where the music is stripped down, becoming simpler, and can vary in heaviness depending on the genre ¹

6. Noun. (sports) A loss of organization (of the parts of a system) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Breakdown

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breakdown

breakaway phenomenon
breakaways
breakax
breakaxe
breakbeat
breakbeats
breakbone fever
breakbulk
breakcore
breakdance
breakdanced
breakdancer
breakdancers
breakdances
breakdancing
breakdown (current term)
breakdown point
breakdown points
breakdowns
breake
breaked
breaker
breaker point
breakers
breakers yard
breakest
breaketh
breakeven
breakeven load factor
breakeven load factors

Literary usage of Breakdown

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1. The Scientific Monthly by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1921)
"Between the ages 25-70 there is a very striking difference in the two sexes in respect of specific mortality from breakdown of the respiratory system. ..."

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