a breaking down, wearing out, or sudden loss of ability to function efficiently, as of a machine.
a loss of mental or physical health; collapse.
Compare nervous breakdown.
an analysis or classification of something; division into parts, categories, processes, etc.
analysis (def 6).
Electricity. an electric discharge passing through faulty insulation or other material used to separate circuits or passing between electrodes in a vacuum or gas-filled tube.
a noisy, lively folk dance.
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noun (mainly Brit) another name for a tow truck
the minimum applied voltage that would cause a given insulator or electrode to break down.
a person or thing that breaks. a wave that breaks or dashes into foam. Citizens Band Radio Slang. a person who indicates a wish to transmit a message, as by breaking in on a channel. Also called breaker strip. Automotive. a strip of fabric under the tread of a pneumatic tire casing, designed to protect […]
the first card in the carding process, used to open the raw stock and to convert it into sliver form.