breakdown

Definitions

General English

General Science

Accounting

  • noun an act of stopping working because of mechanical failure
  • noun an act of showing details item by item

Cars & Driving

  • noun failure of a mechanism or a vehicle

Construction

  • A term used to define the separation of a project or an estimate into parts.

Electronics

  • A failure to function, or a sudden change resulting in a failure to function.
  • A disruptive electrical discharge through an insulator, dielectric, or other material separating circuits. Also called puncture (1).
  • A disruptive electrical discharge between the electrodes of an electron tube.
  • A substantial and abrupt increase in electric current produced by a small increase in voltage. Also called electric breakdown (1).
  • In a semiconductor exposed to an electric field, the cumulative multiplication of free charge carriers. Also called avalanche breakdown.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a summary, explanation or analysis of data items collected

Law

  • noun a situation in which something such as discussions or negotiations fail or begin to fail

Military

  • noun physical and mental collapse
  • noun an analysis of an organization

Travel

  • noun a list that shows e.g. the cost of something item by item
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