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Definition of the noun breakage

What does breakage mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: breakages

  1. the quantity broken
    • example: the total breakage was huge
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic term: indefinite quantity = an estimated quantity
  2. reimbursement for goods damaged while in transit or in use
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: reimbursement = compensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.
  3. the act of breaking something

Alternative definition of the noun breakage


  1. The act of breaking.
  2. Something that has been broken.
  3. The left-over money in a parimutuel betting pool resulting from rounding off the payoffs, added to the pool for the next race or event or kept as profit.


Who is Breakage?

Breakage, is a London, UK drum and bass/dubstep producer and DJ.

  • also known as James Boyle
  • profession: Record producer, disc jockey
  • member of musical groups:
  • genres: Drum and bass, Dubstep
  • albums: "Loved U So / I n I", "Prophecy / Wheezer", "Stoneheart / Bring Back", "This Too Shall Pass", "Clarendon / The Shroud", "Dharma", "So Mars / Bring Back (remix)", "Cooper / Rebel Creations", "Together / Rain", "Drowning / The 9th Hand", "Spiritualism / Trans Bohemia", "Panic Room / Circumference", "Out of Reach / Who What Where", "Staggered Dub / 4 Me", "The Hindsight EP", "Run 'em Out (Benny Page remix) / Hard", "Foundation", "Disco 45 (remix) / One Squeeze/Out of Time (Zero Tolerance's One Time remix)", "Callahan", "Blue Mountain / Astro", "Futurist / Late Night", "Ask Me / Cosmos", "FabricLive 63: Digital Soundboy Soundsystem", "Speechless / Justified", "Numbers EP", "So Vain / Mars", "The Break Age EP", "Questions VIP", "Fighting Fire", "Plum Fairy / Admit to Love", "FACT Mix 104: Breakage"


Breakage is a term used in telecommunications and accounting to indicate any type of service which is unused by the customer. A good example would be gift cards or calling cards that have been sold but never redeemed. Revenue from breakage is almost entirely profitable, since companies need not provide any goods or services for unredeemed gift cards. It should not be confused with Shrinkage.

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Google previewArchaeological Concepts, Techniques, and Terminology for American Prehistoric Lithic Technology (2013)

by Wm Jack Hranicky

Breakage is a generic term that means: ...any type of modification to stone that removes parts of it or separates it into multiple pieces. Separation is usually...

All breakage is the result of variation of stress and strain on stone. Stress is the load ...

Google previewThe Most Beautiful Woman in Town (2013)

by Charles Bukowski

plus breakage. the 15% is divided about in half between the state and the track . in other words, 85 cents out of each dollar is returned to the holders of winning tickets. breakage is the penny difference on the ten cent breakdown of the payoff.

Google previewIstc/cstic 2009 (cistc) (2009)

by David Huang

and thus the model of Si-O bond breakage is the one of the crucial challenges in the area of SiO2 film reliability.

Google previewSilicon-on-Insulator Technology (1997)

Materials to VLSI by J.-P. Colinge

Furthermore, these substrates, in particular SOS, are extremely brittle, and wafer breakage is an important factor limiting the use of this technology. In addition, SOS, zirconia and bulk spinel substrates are transparent. This poses problems for ...

Google previewLiquid Crystal Flat Panel Displays (2012)

Manufacturing Science & Technology by William C. O Mara

Glass breakage is a major problem in flat panel production. First of all, the broken plate is itself a yield loss, but fragments of glass may remain behind in carriers or equipment to cause particulate contamination or scratching of other substrates.

Google previewMechanics of Ballasted Rail Tracks (2005)

A Geotechnical Perspective by Buddhima Indraratna, Wadud Salim

Particle breakage is the dissection of grains into parts with nearly the same dimension, a feature that generally occurs under high stress levels. On the other hand, abrasion is a phenomenon where very small particles disintegrate from the ...

Google previewHigh Resolution Microbial Single Cell Analytics (2011)

by Susann Müller, Thomas Bley

However, cell breakage is the aim of some processing operations, in particular high-pressure homogenisation and other cell disruption methods. In either case, the exact mechanisms of damage or disruption are obscure. One reason for this is ...

Google previewIssues in Chemical Engineering and other Chemistry Specialties: 2011 Edition (2012)

Monash University, Clayton: Breakage of drop nucleated granules in a breakage only high shear mixer “Wet granule breakage is a significant mechanism, particularly in high shear mixer granulation. This paper presents a study of the ...

Google previewConductive Polymers and Plastics (2012)

by James Margolis

Proper dispersion of the fibers throughout the molded part with a minimum of fiber breakage is the key to successfully processing a part with the desired shielding effectiveness. Although these types of products have excellent static charge ...

Google previewOxygen Free Radicals in Tissue Damage (2013)


Nucleic acid strand breakage is the most frequent lesion caused by oxygen free radical species. Superoxide (Brawn and Fridovich, 1981) and hydroxyl free radicals (Schneider et al., 1988, ...

Google previewGallium Nitride Electronics (2008)

by Rüdiger Quay

purely mechanical point of view, the lattice mismatch of GaN layers on sapphire is critical, and wafer breakage is a critical issue. Silicon MOS devices on sapphire substrates have been thinned to 30μm, as reported in [4.87]. Silicon ...

Google previewA complete arithmetic (1895)

with oral and written exercises by George Washington Hull

Breakage is an allowance for the loss of liquors in bottles. Leakage is an allowance for the loss of liquors in casks. Gross Weight is the weight before any allowances are made. Net Weight is the weight after all allowances have been made.

Google previewCentury 21 Accounting, Advanced (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Breakage is a term used in telecommunications and accounting to indicate any type of service which is unused by the customer. A good example would be gift cards or calling cards that have been sold but never redeemed. Revenue from ...

Google previewEnglish-Cheyenne Dictionary (1915)

by Rodolphe Charles Petter

See break, breakage . breakage, (breaking), zeox, the break; eenenistoz , the , breaking; o6enis toz , the breakage (pi.); oee- neo.the break, also transgression; nioeeneonan, our breaks , faults (not to confound with doeneo =the blind one); ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1994)

Volume 47 - Reboilers: Selection and Sample Calculations to Residual Hydrocracker: Operating Data by John J. McKetta Jr

For 58 samples, we have data on three independent variables — the amounts of biuret, ammonia, and water in the urea — and two dependent variables — breakage index and caking index. This gives us 10 different pairs of variables to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Chromosome Breakage as a Bioassay Chromosomal translocations may bring transcriptional activators, enhancers, DNA binding proteins, protein ligands, or transcription factors in the vicinity of genes resulting in the production of growth and ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents Other Than Court Forms (1904)

insurance against breakage by or from any ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women's Health (2004)

by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

Damage to the hair shaft by improper cosmetic techniques can cause hair breakage. There is little damage from normal dyeing, bleaching, waving, or straightening. However, breakage can occur from too much tension during waving, from ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials (2006)

by Andreas Mortensen

A third issue is the breakage of fibers during flow. Generally speaking, large stresses during flow lead to fiber breakage and reduction of the average fiber length, with attendant reduction in the mechanical properties of the composite.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2008)

by Elaine A. Moore, Lisa Marie Moore

Lubricated condoms o›er more protection from breakage and ...

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Quotes about Breakage

You, small city
Covered by blue sky
And brown fence

I curse you

You, small city
A wide gate to death
And a doom of health

I curse you

You, small city
Full of mistrust
And breakage of vows

I curse you.
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Scrabble value of B3R1E1A1K5A1G2E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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