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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Break"down`
  1. The act or result of breaking down, as of a carriage; downfall.
    1. 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.
    2. Any rude, noisy dance performed by shuffling the feet, usually by one person at a time.
      "Don't clear out when the quadrilles are over, for we are going to have a breakdown to wind up with." [New Eng. Tales.]
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  1. The act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue ("his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London")
  2. An analysis into mutually exclusive categories
  3. A cessation of normal operation ("there was a power breakdown")
  4. (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
  5. A mental or physical breakdown

From the verb phrase break down.

  1. A failure, particularly mechanical; something that has failed
    We saw a by the side of the road.
  2. A physical collapse or lapse of mental stability
    After so much stress, he suffered a and simply gave up.
  3. Listing, division or categorization in great detail
    Looking at the of the budget, I see a few items we could cut.
  4. (chemistry) Breaking of chemical bonds within a compound to produce simpler compounds or elements.
  5. A musical technique, by where the music is stripped down, becoming simpler, and can vary in heaviness depending on the genre.
  6. (sports) A loss of organization (of the parts of a system).
  7. (US, dated) 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.
  8. (US, dated) Any crude, noisy dance performed by shuffling the feet, usually by one person at a time.
  9. (US) Any rapid bluegrass dance tune, especially featuring a five-string banjo.
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  10. (music) The percussion break of songs chosen by a DJ for use in hip-hop music.

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  • How unique is the name Breakdown? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Breakdown was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Breakdown: Your name in reverse order is Nwodkaerb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Awnkerdbo. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Breakdown born Jun 12, 1927

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Eastern Australia approximately on 825. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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