- dislocation, breakdown - the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue; "the social dislocations resulting from government policies"; "his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London"
--1 is a kind of disruption, perturbation
Derived form: verb break down2
- breakdown, crack-up - a mental or physical breakdown
--2 is a kind of collapse
--2 has particulars: nervous breakdown
Derived forms: verb break down3, verb break down8
- breakdown, equipment failure - a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"
--3 is a kind of failure
--3 has particulars:
brake failure; engine failure; misfire, dud; outage; power outage, power failure; fault Derived form: verb break down4
- breakdown, partitioning - an analysis into mutually exclusive categories
--4 is a kind of analysis, analytic thinking
--4 has particulars: resolution, resolving
Derived form: verb break down1