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- 1. dislocation, breakdown, disruption, perturbation
- usage: 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"
- 2. breakdown, crack-up, collapse, prostration
- usage: a mental or physical breakdown
- 3. breakdown, equipment failure, failure
- usage: a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"
- 4. breakdown, partitioning, analysis, analytic thinking
- usage: an analysis into mutually exclusive categories
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