Definition of breakage
1 : loss due to things broken
2a : the action or an instance of breakingb : a quantity broken
Examples of breakage in a Sentence
The pots are transported carefully to reduce the risk of breakage.
The pots are transported carefully to reduce the number of breakages.
Recent Examples of breakage from the Web
Even so, Singleton's work shows that the 1862 earthquake in San Diego, estimated at magnitude 6, did produce minor ground breakage in Old Town, which was not previously known.
Imlach said the breakage hadn’t interrupted service for any Intermountain customers.
The current elevators are so old that their components are no longer manufactured, which means breakages that require new parts put them out of service for months while the parts are remachined.
Some areas of the Middle East experienced disruption of more than 70% of internet service and in India and Pakistan the breakage affected connectivity for more than 72 million users.
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First Known Use of breakage
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Definition of breakage for English Language Learners
: the act of breaking or being broken
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