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English definition of “breakdown”

breakdown

noun [C or U] (DIVISION)    /ˈbreɪk.daʊn/
C2 a division of something into smaller parts: We asked for a breakdown of the accident figures into day time and night time. The rate of breakdown of muscle protein was assessed.Separating and dividing
(Definition of breakdown noun (DIVISION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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