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/ˈbrākˌdoun/,
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breakdowns, plural;
  1. A failure of a relationship or of communication
    • - the breakdown of their marriage
    • - some of these women will have experienced marital breakdown
  2. A collapse of a system of authority due to widespread transgression of the rules
    • - a breakdown in military discipline
  3. A sudden collapse in someone's mental health

  4. A mechanical failure

  5. The chemical or physical decomposition of something
    • - the breakdown of ammonia to nitrites
  6. An explanatory analysis, esp. of statistics
    • - a detailed cost breakdown
  7. A lively, energetic American country dance


  1. dislocation: 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"
  2. a mental or physical breakdown
  3. a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"
  4. an analysis into mutually exclusive categories
  5. Breakdown was started in 1986, during the resurgence of the hardcore scene. Despite being a NYHC band, being based in Yonkers Breakdown didn't have the Lower East Side Crew-mentality of Warzone and Agnostic Front. ...
  6. The following is an episode list for the MTV animated television series Beavis and Butt-head. The series has its roots in 1992 when Mike Judge created two animated shorts - "Frog Baseball" and "Peace, Love & Understanding" - which were later aired on Liquid Television.
  7. Breakdown (ISBN 0-452-28427-9) is a 2003 book by Bill Gertz arguing that U.S. intelligence services "lost sight of [their] purpose and function" due to Clinton administration policies that were more concerned with political correctness than with national defense.
  8. Breakdown was a comic published by Devil's Due Productions as part of their Aftermath line. It began in October 2004, and was written by Chuck Dixon, and drawn by Dave Ross.
  9. Cougar Town is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on September 23, 2009 in the United States on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). On October 8, 2009, ABC announced that Cougar Town has been picked up for a full season.
  10. Daughtry is the debut album of the American rock band of the same name, the band formed and fronted by American Idol season five finalist Chris Daughtry. The album is the fastest selling debut rock album in Soundscan history.
  11. A failure, particularly mechanical; something that has failed; A physical collapse or lapse of mental stability; Listing, division or categorization in great detail; Breaking of chemical bonds within a compound to produce simpler compounds or elements; A musical technique, by where the music is ...
  12. (BREAKDOWNS) Rough layouts of comic-book stories done by an artist on sheets of paper before he begins work on the final version of the story. Sometimes one artist will do the breakdowns, another the pencilled story, and still another will apply ink to the pencil drawings.
  13. (Breakdowns) Designers act until they experience a breakdown (e.g., they are lacking knowledge to proceed, or they cannot satisfy conflicting requirements). ...
  14. (Breakdowns) instrumental tunes in duple meter (2/4 or 4/4) at a quick dance speed. This general term in the American South is roughly equivalent to the term "reel" elsewhere in the English-speaking world. ...
  15. (breakdowns) A data analysis procedure that computes and reports the mean, standard deviation, and number of cases for a continuous numeric variable for each level of a categorical variable, ordinarily using analysis of variants to measure the statistical significance of differences in mean values.
  16. The separation of a roll of camera original negative (or in some cases a workprint) into its individual takes or scenes. (Film Editing) Also a very common term which refers to a preproduction function where discrete elements of a script are isolated and noted. (PreProduction)
  17. A disruptive discharge through insulation due to failure under electrostatic stress.
  18. a specific type of failure, where an item of plant or equipment is completely unable to function.
  19. The condition for a reverse biased semiconductor junction when its high resistance, under the reverse bias, suddenly decreases, causing excessive current. Not necessarily destructive.
  20. The process of breaking an opponent beneath you to his stomach or side. This often makes turning him over for a pin easier.
  21. From the down position, a wrestler who is on top is expected to flatten the bottom wrestler out and turn him for a pin in folkstyle wrestling. This process is known as “breaking him down.” Some common breakdowns are the tight-waist, arm chop, spiral ride, and ankle picks. ...
  22. (1) An initial rolling or drawing operation, or a series of such operations, for reducing an ingot or extruded shape to desired size before the finish reduction. (2) A preliminary press-forging operation.
  23. When a horse suffers a serious injury; lameness.
  24. Identification of the smallest activities or task in a job according to a defined procedure.
  25. this provides cover for any electronic item (up to seven years old from date of manufacture) against failure due to a mechanical, constructional, electronic or electrical defect. If you select breakdown cover there is a £50 compulsory excess for each and every item. ...