Synonyms for breakdown

Synonyms for (noun) breakdown

Synonyms: dislocation, breakdown

Definition: the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue

Usage: the social dislocations resulting from government policies; his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London

Similar words: disruption, perturbation

Definition: the act of causing disorder

Synonyms: partitioning, breakdown

Definition: an analysis into mutually exclusive categories

Similar words: analysis, analytic thinking

Definition: the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations

Synonyms: equipment failure, breakdown

Definition: a cessation of normal operation

Usage: there was a power breakdown

Similar words: failure

Definition: an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

Usage: the surprise party was a complete failure

Synonyms: breakdown, crack-up

Definition: a mental or physical breakdown

Similar words: collapse, prostration

Definition: an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

Usage: the commander's prostration demoralized his men

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