breakage

noun break·age \ ˈbrā-kij \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of breakage

1 : loss due to things broken
2 a : the action or an instance of breaking
b : a quantity broken

Examples of breakage in a Sentence

  1. The pots are transported carefully to reduce the risk of breakage.

  2. The pots are transported carefully to reduce the number of breakages.

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First Known Use of breakage

1769


BREAKAGE Defined for English Language Learners

breakage

noun

Definition of breakage for English Language Learners

  • : the act of breaking or being broken


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