break down into

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Definition of break down into

1 : to separate (something) into (simpler substances) Water can be broken down into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis.
2 : to become separated into simpler substances Water can break down into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis.
3 : to divide (something) into (parts or groups) The report is broken down into three sections.
4 : to be able to be divided into parts or groups The report breaks down into three sections.

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“Break down into.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20down%20into. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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