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Synonyms for breakdown
ˈbreɪkˌdaʊn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dislocation, breakdown(noun)

    the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue

    "the social dislocations resulting from government policies"; "his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London"

    Synonyms:
    partitioning, dislocation, disruption, equipment failure, crack-up

  2. breakdown, crack-up(noun)

    a mental or physical breakdown

    Synonyms:
    partitioning, dislocation, equipment failure, crack-up

  3. breakdown, equipment failure(noun)

    a cessation of normal operation

    "there was a power breakdown"

    Synonyms:
    partitioning, dislocation, equipment failure, crack-up

  4. breakdown, partitioning(noun)

    an analysis into mutually exclusive categories

    Synonyms:
    sectionalisation, equipment failure, crack-up, partitioning, dislocation, division, partition, sectionalization, segmentation

Wiktionary

  1. breakdown(noun)

    Synonyms:
    degradation

  2. breakdown(noun)

    A failure, particularly mechanical; something that has failed

    We saw a breakdown by the side of the road.

    Synonyms:
    degradation

  3. breakdown(noun)

    A physical collapse or lapse of mental stability

    After so much stress, he suffered a breakdown and simply gave up.

    Synonyms:
    degradation

  4. breakdown(noun)

    Listing, division or categorization in great detail

    Looking at the breakdown of the budget, I see a few items we could cut.

    Synonyms:
    degradation

  5. breakdown(noun)

    Breaking of chemical bonds within a compound to produce simpler compounds or elements.

    Synonyms:
    degradation

  6. breakdown(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    degradation

  7. breakdown(noun)

    A loss of organization (of the parts of a system)

    Synonyms:
    degradation

Editors Contribution

  1. anomie

    the vacuum state of social or ethical standards.

    inappropriate cussing is a breakdown of our social standards.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 27, 2020  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. breakdown(n)

    Synonyms:
    downfall, collapse, crash

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How to use breakdown in a sentence?

  1. Chris Stewart:

    We set out with four goals that we hope to accomplish with the committee, and by and large we accomplished those goals, the committee has had a breakdown in bipartisanship, but I don't think that entirely stopped us from doing the work we need to do.

  2. Phil Stupak:

    We are trying to breakdown the barriers between the people in tech who know what they're doing and the people in Congress who know how to take that knowledge to make laws.

  3. Omar Mahmood:

    I expected backlash, but this is something else, last night I pretty much had a breakdown. I can’t take my final exams -- that has been postponed to next year. And I hate to be dramatic, but this is almost at a breaking point, where this has been going on for a month and I have not been able to focus on things.

  4. Eva Reiner:

    I had a breakdown. I could not believe we'd get a letter of that nature so many years later.

  5. Air Force:

    A breakdown of communication led to a completely uncoordinated and ineffective combined response that could have resulted in serious injury or property damage.


Translations for breakdown

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  • انفصالArabic
  • повреда, колапс, счупване, разчленяване, разкъсване, анализ, аварияBulgarian
  • Nervenzusammenbruch, Aufschlüsselung, Betriebsstörung, PanneGerman
  • κατάρρευση, κλονισμός, ανάλυση, βλάβη, διαίρεση, ταξινόμησηGreek
  • avería, panne, desglose, descompostura, ataque de nervios, colapso nervioso, panaSpanish
  • breikki, vika, romahdus, hajottaminen, rikkoutuminen, erittely, hajoaminen, rikkoontuminen, murtuminenFinnish
  • panne, dégradation, crise de nerfs, détailFrench
  • avariaItalian
  • 故障Japanese
  • uitsplitsing, instorting, openbreking, mankement, ineenstorting, inzakking, opdeling, opsplitsing, afbraak, panne, stilstand, zenuwinstorting, defectDutch
  • awariaPolish
  • avaria, colapsoPortuguese
  • поломка, аварияRussian
  • porucha, haváriaSlovak
  • nedbrytning, sammanbrottSwedish
  • خرابیUrdu

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