breakdown

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  • Hyphenation: break‧down

Noun[change]

Singular
breakdown

Plural
breakdowns

  1. (countable) A breakdown is when something has failed, usually having to do with a machine of some sort.
    The car they were driving had a breakdown when the engine stopped working.
  2. (countable) A brekadown is when someones' state of mind has fallen apart or lapsed.
  3. (countable) A breakdown of something is a list or a breaking up of something into categories in great detail.

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