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noun breakdown pronunciation in British English /ˈbreɪkˌdaʊn/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a situation in which something has failed or is beginning to fail
    breakdown of: She moved to London after the breakdown of her marriage.
    breakdown in: They blamed the confusion on a breakdown in communication between departments.
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  2. 2
    [countable] a situation in which a machine or vehicle stops working
    a car breakdown service
  3. 4
    [countable] information that has been separated into different groups
    We’ll need to see a breakdown of these figures before we sign the contract.


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