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  1. breakdownnoun


  2. breakdownnoun

    A failure, particularly mechanical; something that has failed

    We saw a breakdown by the side of the road.


  3. breakdownnoun

    A physical collapse or lapse of mental stability

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


  4. breakdownnoun

    Listing, division or categorization in great detail

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


  5. breakdownnoun

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


  6. breakdownnoun

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


  7. breakdownnoun

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


Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. dislocation, breakdownnoun

    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"

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

  2. breakdown, crack-upnoun

    a mental or physical breakdown

    partitioning, dislocation, equipment failure, crack-up

  3. breakdown, equipment failurenoun

    a cessation of normal operation

    "there was a power breakdown"

    partitioning, dislocation, equipment failure, crack-up

  4. breakdown, partitioningnoun

    an analysis into mutually exclusive categories

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

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  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  

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  1. breakdownnoun

    downfall, collapse, crash

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  1. Scott Brown:

    You look at what happened on 9/11 when we were attack by foreign terrorists and we wanted to find out immediately : where was the breakdown, what happened and why. Well, this is no different.

  2. John Sawers:

    We are going through a political nervous breakdown here in the UK. We have potential prime ministers being elected by the Conservative Party now, (and) in the shape of the leader of the opposition, who do not have the standing that we have become used to in our top leadership, whether people can develop that when they become prime minister, we will have to wait and see, in terms of the candidates for the Conservative leadership.

  3. Laura Vandenberg:

    One major risk factor for breast cancer is lifetime exposure to estrogen, dDT and DDT metabolites – breakdown products produced in our body after DDT exposures – can add up with the estrogen produced by our bodies, as well as other synthetic estrogens in our environment, to contribute to risk.

  4. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont:

    CORONAVIRUS : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The governors said essential businesses like supermarkets and gas stations will be able to stay open after 8 p.m., though all non-essential businesses must close, including movie theaters and casinos. Restaurants will be able to offer take-out and delivery. A subway customer walks through an empty underground passage in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, March 16, 2020. ( AP Photo/John Minchillo) The steps mark the latest escalation of efforts to keep people apart in the New York metropolitan area, and an attempt to coordinate a response to the COVID-19 crisis. CORONAVIRUS IN THE US : STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWN Weve got to work through this together. The feds have been asleep at the switch.

  5. Dr. Michael Laitman:

    The breakdown of society will force the building of a new model--emulating the Jewish people in Babylon 3500 years ago.

Translations for breakdown

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  • انفصالArabic
  • разкъсване, повреда, колапс, разчленяване, счупване, анализ, аварияBulgarian
  • Panne, Nervenzusammenbruch, Aufschlüsselung, BetriebsstörungGerman
  • βλάβη, κατάρρευση, διαίρεση, ταξινόμηση, ανάλυση, κλονισμόςGreek
  • avería, desglose, panne, descompostura, ataque de nervios, colapso nervioso, panaSpanish
  • murtuminen, rikkoontuminen, erittely, breikki, hajoaminen, vika, romahdus, hajottaminen, rikkoutuminenFinnish
  • dégradation, crise de nerfs, panne, détailFrench
  • avariaItalian
  • 故障Japanese
  • panne, defect, zenuwinstorting, stilstand, ineenstorting, uitsplitsing, afbraak, opsplitsing, instorting, opdeling, inzakking, openbreking, mankementDutch
  • awariaPolish
  • colapso, avariaPortuguese
  • поломка, аварияRussian
  • havária, poruchaSlovak
  • sammanbrott, nedbrytningSwedish
  • خرابیUrdu

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