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1 breakdown

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

synonym: dislocation.

Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; ... show more

Roget 732: failure; nonsuccess, nonfulfillment; dead failure, successlessness; abortion, miscarriage; brutum fulmen etc. 158 [Lat.]; labor in vain etc. (inutility) 645; ... show more

2 breakdown

A mental or physical breakdown.

synonym: crack-up.

Dutch: dip, ineenstorting, inzakking, inzinking, mankement, panne, stilstand, zenuwinstorting

3 breakdown

biology The process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action.

synonyms: decomposition, putrefaction, rot, rotting.

Polish: gnicie

4 breakdown

A cessation of normal operation:
— There was a power breakdown.

synonym: equipment failure.

Polish: uszkodzenie, awaria

5 breakdown

An analysis into mutually exclusive categories.

synonym: partitioning.

Moby thesaurus: analysis, analyzation, anatomizing, anatomy, assay, assaying, bankruptcy, bloodless revolution, bouleversement, breakage, breaking down, breaking up, breakup, cataclysm, catastrophe, cave, cave-in, circulatory collapse, classification, clean slate ... show more.

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