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Meaning & Definition of Breakdown in English

English

Breakdown

/brekdaʊn/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • dislocation
  • ,
  • breakdown

2. A mental or physical breakdown

    synonym:
  • breakdown
  • ,
  • crack-up

3. A cessation of normal operation

  • "There was a power breakdown"
    synonym:
  • breakdown
  • ,
  • equipment failure

4. An analysis into mutually exclusive categories

    synonym:
  • breakdown
  • ,
  • partitioning

Examples of using

This process must be stopped immediately, otherwise the server will breakdown.
She is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.