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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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A systems breakdown last Wednesday resulted in flight delays and cancellations and long queues at check-in counters as airport staff reverted to manual operations.
In 2018/19 Highways England recorded 502 breakdowns in the westbound stretch between junctions 12 and 13 betweenTheale.
Garden, Sadar, Gulshan Iqbal, University Road, Safora Goth, Malir, Clifton, Defense, Federal B Area, Nazimabad, North Karachi and several other areas plunged into darkness because of breakdown however the electricity of some areas have been restored.
Separately, a resident of Lyari Haroon Rajput said that the area people are facing power breakdown in the wee hours for last week.
This was the 14th highest number of breakdowns recorded on any stretch of major road last year, according to figures released following a Freedom of Information request.
Areas affected by the breakdown included Malir, Quaidabad, Samanabad, Sohrab Goth, New Karachi, North Karachi, Buffer zone, North Nazimabad, Orangi Town, Shah Faisal Colony, Korangi, Gulzare Hijri Scheme 33 and Saddar.
'But kahit pa bumaba pa yung output ng hydro-power plant natin, 'wag lang magkakaroon ng unscheduled breakdown, magiging okay tayo until tag-ulan this coming June,' he added.
In my opinion this probe is absurd because the breakdown's timeline and perpetrators are already known.
The second generator at the Lakvijaya Norochcholai coal power plant suffered a breakdown this afternoon, the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry said.
Now, another weighing scale has been provided to the said post office to handle the situation in case of a power breakdown. A UPS/generator has also been provided.
According to a press release issued here, the city of Karachi witnessed breakdown in the early hours of Monday due to closure of Bin Qasim Power Plant, resulting into the tripping of high tension KE's isolations line from the national grid.
The following year, in 1999, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) created an initiative known as the Practice Breakdown Advisory Panel (PBAP).
Karachi -- Power supply was restored to almost all the areas of Karachi on Saturday after a night-long breakdown plunged large swathes of the city into darkness.
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].
The aim of this study is to investigate [SF.sub.6] mixtures in terms of their electrical strength and to clarify the mechanisms of breakdown. Breakdown properties of [SF.sub.6] gas mixtures in uniform and quasi-uniform electric field are nearly similar, but their breakdown characteristics in nonuniform electric field depend on various factors such as gas pressure, gas temperature, electrode gap spacing, and gas ratios in the mixture and electrode configuration.