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Synonyms for breakdown

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

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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The study, by International Breakdown, shows that the probability of a car letting you down increases dramatically with age.
Saga chief executive Andrew Goodsell said: "Whilst the over-50s tend to take better care of their cars, breakdowns can, unfortunately, happen to us all and often at the most inconvenient time.
Despite a long history of cattle herd breakdowns on this farm, the family members were not screened until the human cases occurred.
Gather information about the equipment and parts influenced by the future breakdown
Breakdowns usually mean long waits, sometimes for hours.
The issue loomed large in discussions, during and after both world wars, about the breakdowns of soldiers.
It is important to have concrete records, as opposed to relying on people's memories, as workers tend to remember critical breakdowns and not short-term problems.
Police routed calls through a backup system that uses shortwave radio, but the city Fire Department apparently experienced a systemwide breakdown and used alternative local telephone numbers that were broadcast over local media.
Many casting breakdowns currently restrict, without any strong narrative justification, the sex and race of the actors who may audition, he said.
Manufacturers and other businesses can purchase new and used machinery with more confidence when a new extended warranty program, the Select Machinery Warranty, is automatically provided by the seller and backed by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB), the global equipment breakdown insurer announced today.
HSB also helps agents become more familiar with equipment risks for various classes of business by giving them online access to at-a-glance equipment exposure information that illustrates what equipment businesses use, how it can break down, and what breakdowns cost.
This warranty covers mechanical and electrical breakdowns for 90 days after the buyer has paid in full and taken possession of the equipment.
Pro will provide capital-intensive companies with solutions to maximize equipment uptime and help eliminate unplanned and costly breakdowns.