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Synonyms for breakdown

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Synonyms for breakdown

a cessation of proper mechanical functions

an abrupt disastrous failure

a sudden sharp decline in mental, emotional, or physical health

the separation of a whole into its parts for study

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Synonyms for breakdown

the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue

a mental or physical breakdown

an analysis into mutually exclusive categories

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This was the highest number of breakdowns recorded on any stretch of major road in Wales last year, according to figures released following a Freedom of Information request.
Heading eastbound, in the other direction towardsWokingham, was just as bad, with 470 breakdowns recorded last year.
The number of breakdowns recorded between J11 and J12 of the M62 has grown from 432 in 2017/18 and 462 in 2014/15.
It was the sixth highest number of breakdowns recorded on any stretch of major road last year, according to figures released by a Freedom of Information request.
An extra 700 breakdowns a week are expected over the next 10 weeks compared with the rest of the year.
Several parts of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan on Wednesday suffered a massive power breakdown after all high transmission lines of Guddu Thermal Power Plant tripped due to gusty winds and rains.
He said the yellow alerts were caused by the unscheduled breakdowns of power plants.
The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy said that there could be an interruption to the electricity supply in parts of the country due to a breakdown of a generator at the Norochcholai coal power plant.
After an inquiry by the divisional superintendent south division Lahore, it was revealed that on the day the complainant went to the Allama Iqbal Town post office in Lahore to book his documents, there was an electricity breakdown across the country due to a major fault at Tarbela.
KARACHI -- Karachi on Monday suffered a major power breakdown that left vast areas of the city in darkness.
KARACHI -- The metropolis suffered yet another massive power breakdown on Saturday which the K-Electric (KE) attributed to tripping in the national grid.
In this condition, there will be more likely to be several soft breakdown events in the ultra-thin Si[O.sub.2] gate dielectric before hard breakdown event occurs [9].
BREAKDOWNS due to poor road surfaces and potholes have increased by 63 per cent, according to the RAC, whose breakdown crews attended more than 6,500 incidents in the first three months of 2017.
According to the Welsh Government, the plans would help make farmers aware of nearby TB breakdowns and enable them to take precautions to reduce the risk to their cattle.