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Breakdown vs. Collapse

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Breakdownnoun

A failure, particularly mechanical; something that has failed

‘We saw a breakdown by the side of the road.’;

Collapseverb

(intransitive) To break apart and fall down suddenly; to cave in.

Breakdownnoun

A physical collapse or lapse of mental stability

‘After so much stress, he suffered a breakdown and simply gave up.’;

Collapseverb

(intransitive) To cease to function due to a sudden breakdown; to fail suddenly and completely.

‘Pyramid schemes tend to generate profits for a while and then collapse.’;

Breakdownnoun

Listing, division or categorization in great detail

‘Looking at the breakdown of the budget, I see a few items we could cut.’;

Collapseverb

(intransitive) To fold compactly.

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Breakdownnoun

A detailed description of a forthcoming project, including the characters and roles required.

Collapseverb

To hide additional directory (folder) levels below the selected directory (folder) levels. When a folder contains no additional folders, a minus sign (-) appears next to the folder.

Breakdownnoun

(chemistry) Breaking of chemical bonds within a compound to produce simpler compounds or elements.

Collapseverb

(cricket) For several batsmen to get out in quick succession

Breakdownnoun

A musical technique by which the music is stripped down, becoming simpler, varying in heaviness depending on the genre.

Collapseverb

(transitive) To cause something to collapse.

‘Hurry up and collapse the tent so we can get moving.’;

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Breakdownnoun

(sports) A loss of organization (of the parts of a system).

Collapseverb

(intransitive) To pass out and fall to the floor or ground, as from exhaustion or other illness; to faint.

‘The exhausted singer collapsed on stage and had to be taken to the hospital.’;

Breakdownnoun

A noisy, rapid, shuffling dance engaged in competitively by a number of persons or pairs in succession, common in Southern United States African American music.

Collapsenoun

The act of collapsing.

Breakdownnoun

Any crude, noisy dance performed by shuffling the feet, usually by one person at a time.

Collapsenoun

Constant function, one-valued function (in automata theory) (in particular application causing a reset). en

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Breakdownnoun

(US) Any rapid bluegrass dance tune, especially featuring a five-string banjo.

‘Foggy Mountain Breakdown’;

Collapseverb

To fall together suddenly, as the sides of a hollow vessel; to close by falling or shrinking together; to have the sides or parts of (a thing) fall in together, or be crushed in together; as, a flue in the boiler of a steam engine sometimes collapses.

‘A balloon collapses when the gas escapes from it.’;

Breakdownnoun

(music) The percussion break of songs chosen by a DJ for use in hip-hop music.

Collapseverb

To fail suddenly and completely, like something hollow when subject to too much pressure; to undergo a collapse; as, Maximilian's government collapsed soon after the French army left Mexico; many financial projects collapse after attaining some success and importance.

Breakdownnoun

The act or result of breaking down, as of a carriage; downfall.

Collapsenoun

A falling together suddenly, as of the sides of a hollow vessel.

Breakdownnoun

A noisy, rapid, shuffling dance engaged in competitively by a number of persons or pairs in succession, as among the colored people of the Southern United States, and so called, perhaps, because the exercise is continued until most of those who take part in it break down.

‘Don't clear out when the quadrilles are over, for we are going to have a breakdown to wind up with.’;

Collapsenoun

A sudden and complete failure; an utter failure of any kind; a breakdown.

Breakdownnoun

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’;

Collapsenoun

Extreme depression or sudden failing of all the vital powers, as the result of disease, injury, or nervous disturbance.

Breakdownnoun

a mental or physical breakdown

Collapsenoun

an abrupt failure of function or health

Breakdownnoun

a cessation of normal operation;

‘there was a power breakdown’;

Collapsenoun

a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

Breakdownnoun

an analysis into mutually exclusive categories

Collapsenoun

the act of throwing yourself down;

‘he landed on the bed with a great flop’;

Collapsenoun

a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

Collapseverb

break down, literally or metaphorically;

‘The wall collapsed’; ‘The business collapsed’; ‘The dam broke’; ‘The roof collapsed’; ‘The wall gave in’; ‘The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice’;

Collapseverb

collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack

Collapseverb

fold or close up;

‘fold up your umbrella’; ‘collapse the music stand’;

Collapseverb

fall apart;

‘the building crimbled after the explosion’; ‘Negociations broke down’;

Collapseverb

cause to burst;

‘The ice broke the pipe’;

Collapseverb

suffer a nervous breakdown

Collapseverb

lose significance, effectiveness, or value;

‘The school system is collapsing’; ‘The stock market collapsed’;

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