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
The conditioner helps to fill holes (read: damage) in the hair cuticle, preventing any further breakage from forming. 12.
The car, noted the younger Pacheco, was so terrible, so utterly breakage prone that, in disgust, the Fight Doctor, spitting profanities, dropped off the Shadow at the local Cadillac dealership and rolled away in a new Fleetwood.
Regular haircuts (every six to eight weeks) and deep conditionings make hair less susceptible to tangling and breakage.
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.
When rehydrated and studied, the DNA did show some damage, including fragmented tails and some breakage.
The proteins and vitamins impart a therapeutic effect, strengthening hair against breakage, reducing friction from brushing, and adding bounce and manageability.
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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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