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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