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breakdown (analysis)

Definition:

an analysis into mutually exclusive categories

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Related to:

break down

Plural:

breakdowns

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

resolution

Synonyms:

partitioning

Etymology:

"a collapse", from "break" + "down". The verbal phrase is attested from late ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of breakdown...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Partition [disambiguation]

may refer to: Partition (database), the division of a database | Disk partitioning, the division of a hard disk drive | Logical partition (virtual computing platform) (LPAR), a subset of a computer's resources, virtualized as a separate computer |... (36 of 266 words, 31 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Partition

American Heritage Dictionary:

partition | partitioned [past tense] | partitioning [present participle] | partitions [3rd-person singular present] | partitioner [noun, related] | partitionment [noun, related]

The act or process of dividing something into parts. | The state of being so divided. | Something that divides or separates, as a wall dividing one ... (25 of 173 words, 13 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/partition

Macmillan British Dictionary:

partition [transitive, verb] | partitioned [past tense] | partitioning [present participle] | partitions [3rd-person singular present]

[often passive] to divide a room or vehicle with a partition | to divide a country into two or more separate countries (21 of 64 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/partition 7

Wiktionary:

partitioning | partitionings [plural]

Present participle of partition. | The act or result of dividing into partitions; an arrangement of partitions. (16 of 18 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/partitioning

Collins Dictionary:

breakdown

[engineering, transport] a failure of the engine or other working parts of a vehicle or machine | the failure or collapse of something | [psychiatry] ... (23 of 643 words, 7 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/breakdown

Merriam-Webster:

breakdown | disintegration [synonym, sense-specific] | classification [synonym, sense-specific] | crack-up [synonym, sense-specific] | nervous breakdown [synonym, sense-specific] | tailspin [synonym, sense-specific] | frazzle [similar, sense-specific] | freak-out [similar, sense-specific] | meltdown [similar, sense-specific] | ...

the action or result of breaking down: as ; a failure to function ; failure ... | a fast shuffling dance ; also, music for such a dance (27 of 189 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/breakdown

Oxford Dictionary:

breakdown

a mechanical failure | a failure of a relationship or system | a sudden collapse in someone's mental health | the chemical or physical decomposition ... (22 of 97 words, 5 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/breakdown

Random House Dictionary:

breakdown | decomposition [synonym, sense-specific] | analysis [synonym, definition 7, sense-specific]

a breaking down, wearing out, or sudden loss of ability to function efficiently, as of a machine. | a loss of mental or physical health; collapse. | ... (25 of 87 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/breakdown

Cambridge Dictionary:

nervous breakdown

a period of mental illness, usually without a physical cause, which results in anxiety, difficulty in sleeping and thinking clearly, a loss of ... (23 of 46 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nervous-breakdown

breakdown [entry 1]

a failure to work or be successful (7 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/breakdown 1

breakdown [entry 2]

a division of something into smaller parts (7 of 39 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/breakdown 2

New World Dictionary:

breakdown

an act, instance, or result of breaking down; specifically, ; a failure to ... | [United States] a lively, shuffling American country dance (22 of 46 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/breakdown

Britannica Encyclopedia:

analysis [mathematics]

a branch of mathematics that deals with continuous change and with certain general types of processes that have emerged from the study of continuous ... (24 of 1321 words, 24 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/22486​/analysis

Columbia Encyclopedia:

analysis

branch of mathematics that utilizes the concepts and methods of the calculus. It includes not only basic calculus, but also advanced calculus, in ... (23 of 86 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0803865​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

partition | partitions [plural] | partitioned [past tense] | partitioning [present participle]

a structure that divides a space, e.g. a wall built to make two rooms out of one | the division of a country into two or more separate states or ... (29 of 173 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723988​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

breakdown

First use: 1832

Origin: "a collapse", from "break" + "down". The verbal phrase is attested from late 14th century The noun, specifically of machinery, is from 1838; meaning ... (25 of 36 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=breakdown

Wiktionary:

breakdown | breakdowns [plural]

Origin: break + down

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/breakdown

break | breaks [plural] | broke [past tense] | broken [past participle] | breaking [present participle]

Origin: Middle English breken, from Old English brecan ("to break"), from Proto-Germanic *brekaną ("to break"), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrag-.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/break

down | downs [plural] | downed [past tense] | downing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English doun, from Old English dūn, from British Celtic dunon 'hill; hillfort' (compare Welsh ... | Old English dūne, aphetic form of adūne, from of dūne ("off the hill"). | Old Norse dĂșn. (32 of 48 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/down

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

breakdown | breakdowns [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "breakdown"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/breakdown

Macmillan American Dictionary:

breakdown | breakdowns [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "breakdown"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/breakdown

Cambridge Dictionary:

breakdown [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "breakdown"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "breakdown"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/breakdown 1

the Free Dictionary:

breakdown

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "breakdown"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "breakdown"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "breakdown" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

breakdown | breakdowns [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "breakdown"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

breakdown

Audio: North American pronunciation of "breakdown"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=breakd​01 word=breakdown

YourDictionary Audio:

breakdown

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "breakdown" by speech synthesizer

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