Associations to the word «Breakdown»


BREAKDOWN, noun. A failure, particularly mechanical; something that has failed
BREAKDOWN, noun. A physical collapse or lapse of mental stability
BREAKDOWN, noun. Listing, division or categorization in great detail
BREAKDOWN, noun. (chemistry) Breaking of chemical bonds within a compound to produce simpler compounds or elements.
BREAKDOWN, noun. A musical technique, by where the music is stripped down, becoming simpler, and can vary in heaviness depending on the genre.
BREAKDOWN, noun. (sports) A loss of organization (of the parts of a system).
BREAKDOWN, noun. (US) (dated) A noisy, rapid, shuffling dance engaged in competitively by a number of persons or pairs in succession, common in Southern United States African American music.
BREAKDOWN, noun. (US) (dated) Any crude, noisy dance performed by shuffling the feet, usually by one person at a time.
BREAKDOWN, noun. (US) Any rapid bluegrass dance tune, especially featuring a five-string banjo.
BREAKDOWN, noun. (music) The percussion break of songs chosen by a DJ for use in hip-hop music.
BREAKDOWN LORRY, noun. (chiefly UK) A tow truck.
BREAKDOWN POINT, noun. (statistics) (of an estimator) The number or proportion of arbitrarily large or small extreme values that must be introduced into a batch or sample to cause the estimator to yield an arbitrarily large result.
BREAKDOWN POINTS, noun. Plural of breakdown point
BREAKDOWN TRUCK, noun. (chiefly UK) A tow truck.

Dictionary definition

BREAKDOWN, noun. 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".
BREAKDOWN, noun. A mental or physical breakdown.
BREAKDOWN, noun. A cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown".
BREAKDOWN, noun. An analysis into mutually exclusive categories.

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle