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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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    [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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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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