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breakdown

 [brāk´doun]
1. the act or process of ceasing to function, or the resulting condition.
2. an often sudden collapse in health, physical or mental.
3. loss of self-control.
nervous breakdown a nonspecific, popular name for any type of mental disorder that interferes with the affected individual's normal activities, often implying a severe episode of sudden onset.

breakdown

(brāk′doun′)
n.
1. A typically sudden collapse in physical or mental health.
2. Disintegration or decomposition into parts or elements.
Technology An abrupt malfunction of an instrument or device
Vox populi Any deterioration or reduction to a lesser state
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The MAHB lodged a police report yesterday on the breakdown and the police said they are investigating the case under Section 427 of the Penal Code for committing mischief.
The number of breakdowns recorded between J12 and J13 of the M4 has fallen from 655 in 2017/18 and but shown a sharp rise from 372 in 2014/15.
According to locals the breakdown happened at the same time when rain started while the Karachi Electric (Electricity distributing company) didn't restore the electricity after the complaints.
Shakir Hussain who lives in Malir locality said his area is also hit hard by power breakdown, adding that even the KE's representatives are often found unaware of the fact.
The number of breakdowns recorded between J11 and J12 of the M62 has grown from 432 in 2017/18 and 462 in 2014/15.
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday said the country would have enough power supply until June, or the start of the rainy season, if there are no unscheduled power plant breakdowns.
Bishkek CHPP breakdown occurred on January 26, 2018 leaving the residents nearly without heating during the coldest since 2012 days.
The breakdown was as a result of a technical malfunction.
These measures have been carried out to ensure that the post office remains operational during power breakdowns in the future.
It has also been highlighted that it was the 5th breakdown within a time period of two months.
TERCAP[R] is a data collection instrument that takes on the investigation and categorization of nursing practice breakdown and identifies the nurse, patient, healthcare team, and systems contributing factors surrounding an error event.
The breakdown affected the Dhabeji, Gharo, and Pipri power stations, adversely impacting water supply to Karachi.