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A failure of a relationship or system
“So it is not just about a breakdown in the relationship causing questions of competence or questions of the value of the legal work that's being done, it's about predatory nature of lawyers.”
An explanatory analysis, especially of statistics
“In the five chapters which have tables showing the incidence of consumer or producer goods, however, the authors only allow breakdown by wealth in one of them.”
A sudden collapse in someone's mental health
“This is what eventually led to his mental breakdown and the deaths of many of the heads of Britain.”
A mechanical failure
“A computer systems breakdown was like the straw that broke the camel's back.”
The process by which dead organic matter separates into simpler substances
“… the breakdown of the body was arrested by the embalming process.”
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