Dictionary Results for breakdown


1. 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"

Synonym(s): dislocation

Hypernym(s): disruption, perturbation




2. breakdown - noun

· a mental or physical breakdown

Synonym(s): crack-up

Hypernym(s): collapse, prostration




3. breakdown - noun

· (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

Synonym(s): decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction

Hypernym(s): decay




4. breakdown - noun

· a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"

Synonym(s): equipment_failure

Hypernym(s): failure




5. breakdown - noun

· an analysis into mutually exclusive categories

Synonym(s): partitioning

Hypernym(s): analysis, analytic_thinking





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