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  • n. Plural form of breakdown.


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  • All week, Behind the Numbers will feature additional breakdowns from the poll.

    New Post-Kaiser-Harvard poll on role of government

  • Train breakdowns improved by 26% compared to last year's report and subway cars improved their cleanliness rating from 91% to 95%.

    Subways Improve

  • Many of them have breakdowns from the pressure to have careers, which they were not physically created for in the first place.

    Better At Home

  • I would emphasize as strongly as I can that the percentage of such breakdowns is extremely small.

    Labour's Prime Concerns Today

  • A common recourse when it comes to trying to explain these kinds of outcomes is to refer to various "breakdowns" -- breakdowns of the traditional family, of schools, of religion, of community organizations, or of public values.

    Disaffected youth

  • Since 1971, Breakdown Services has shuttled role descriptions known as "breakdowns" and other audition materials between casting directors and actors, first by courier, mail and then fax.

    The Newcomers

  • In everything I've ever seen the actors are arranged pretty specifically by the number they're given in the breakdowns, which is related to the number of scenes they're in (typically).

    Tom Hanks Reveals Larry Crowne Casting But Leaves Us With Another Puzzle | /Film

  • He was now and then on a couch, as Leon recalled his breakdowns, his sadness, his panic attacks, how he could not bear to be alone.


  • Every asynchronous motor must be able to accept at least a 160 per cent rated torque for short load spells without motor breakdowns, that is to say the rotor stops.

    5. Asynchronous motors

  • The ultimate cause of the breakdowns was a failure of the winter cladding on Eurostar trains, the report said, recommending more robust protection for the trains in future.

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