1 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" [syn: dislocation]
2 a mental or physical breakdown [syn: crack-up]
3 a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown" [syn: equipment failure]
4 an analysis into mutually exclusive categories [syn: partitioning]
- a failure, particularly
that has failed
- We saw a breakdown by the side of the road.
- a lapse of mental stability
- After so much stress, he simply suffered a breakdown and gave up.
- further detail or
- ''Looking at the breakdown of the budget, I see a few items we could cut.
- Breaking of chemical bonds within a compound to produce simpler compounds or elements.
- a musical technique, by where the music is stripped down, becoming simpler, and can vary in heaviness depending on the genre
- (musical technique) degradation
a failure, particularly mechanical
a lapse of mental stability
further detail or categorization
breaking of chemical bonds within a compound
a musical technique
Breakdown may refer to:
- Electrical breakdown
- Breakdown (Transformers)
- Chemical breakdown
- Mental breakdown
- Breakdown, a statement explaining the details of something such as a bill or cost of a plan.
- A script breakdown for a play, film, or comic book.
- Breakdown (comics), published by Devil's Due Productions as part of their Aftermath line.
- Breakdown (film), starring Kurt Russell.
- Breakdown (Episode), an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
- Breakdown (vehicle), a mechanical failure.
- Breakdown van, See also Vehicle recovery.
- Breakdown, a former persona of professional wrestler Lance Hoyt.
- Breakdown: In Your House, a pay-per-view event held by the World Wrestling Federation.
- Breakdown (video game)
- Breakdown (book), by Bill Gertz.
- Breakdown, a weightlifting drop set
- Break (music), an instrumental or percussion section or interlude during a song.
- Breakdown, the disco break or breakdown section of a disco song — see Break (music).
- Breakdown, where a metal or punk band will play in half time, giving the feeling of a slower tempo — see Break (music).
- Breakdown, a specific type of instrumental in bluegrass music (e.g. "Foggy Mountain Breakdown") — see Break (music).
- Breakdown (band), a New York hardcore band from the late 1980s.
- Breakdown (album), by Melissa Etheridge.
- Breakdown (Old and in the Way album).
- Breakdown (Mariah Carey song), by Mariah Carey.
- Breakdown (Tom Petty song).
- Breakdown (Tantric song)
- Breakdown (Jack Johnson song).
- Breakdown (Guns N' Roses song) from their album Use Your Illusion II.
- "Breakdown" a song by Suede from suede (album)
- "Breakdown" a song by The Fat Boys from Big and Beautiful (album)
- "Breakdown", a song by Breaking Benjamin from We Are Not Alone (album).
- "Breakdown", a song by Plain White T's from their album All That We Needed.
- "Breakdown", a song by the Alan Parsons Project from I Robot (album).
- "Breakdown", a song by Relient K from The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek.
- "Breakdown", a song by Mae from The Everglow.
- "Breakdown", a song by Daughtry from Daughtry.
- "Breakdown", a song by The Quakes from their album Last of the human beings
- "Breakdown", a song by Band V from Revolution Street
- "Breakdown", a song by Seether from their album Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces.
breakdown in German: Breakdown
breakdown in French: Breakdown
breakdown in Italian: Breakdown
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