Synonyms of 'breakdown'
1 failureDictionary, collapse, foundering
the irretrievable breakdown of his marriage
2 collapseDictionary, nervous breakdown, crackup (informal)
They often seem depressed and close to breakdown.
3 hitchDictionary, disturbance, disruption
The trip was plagued by breakdowns.
The five-hour operation went without a hitch.
The home would cause less disturbance than a school.
delays and disruption to flights from Britain
The sudden interruption stopped her in mid-flow.
There is no legal impediment to the marriage.
Higher rates have been a hindrance to economic recovery.
4 analysisDictionary, classification, dissection
The organisers were given a breakdown of the costs.
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Analysis is the scientific process of examining something in order to find out what it consists of.
They collect blood samples for analysis at the laboratory.
the accepted classification of the animal and plant kingdoms
Thesaurus for breakdown from the Collins English Thesaurus
The breakdown of something such as a relationship , plan , or discussion is its failure or ending .