breakdown - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/ˈbreɪkˌdaʊn/
singularbreakdown
pluralbreakdowns
  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. 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.