Meaning of “breakage” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “breakage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"breakage" in American English

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breakagenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈbreɪ·kɪdʒ/

the act of damaging something by breaking it

Breakage is also the damage caused by breaking something.

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"breakage" in Business English

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uk /ˈbreɪkɪdʒ/ us

[ U ] the fact of something getting broken:

Most standard insurance policies do not cover breakage.

[ C, usually plural ] something that has been broken:

Any breakages must be paid for.

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