3. [syn: breakage, break, breaking]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Breakage \Break"age\, n.
1. The act of breaking; a break; a breaking; also, articles
2. An allowance or compensation for things broken
accidentally, as in transportation or use.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the quantity broken; "the total breakage was huge"
2: reimbursement for goods damaged while in transit or in use
3: the act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable"
[syn: breakage, break, breaking]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
86 Moby Thesaurus words for "breakage":
abatement, agio, allowance, bank discount, bankruptcy, breach,
break, breakdown, burst, cash discount, chain discount, charge-off,
chip, cleft, collapse, concession, crack, crack-up, crippling, cut,
damage, deduction, depreciation, destruction, detriment,
dilapidation, disablement, discount, disrepair, drawback,
encroachment, fissure, fracture, gap, harm, hobbling, hurt,
hurting, impairment, incapacitation, infringement, injury, inroad,
kickback, loss, maiming, mayhem, mischief, mutilation, penalty,
penalty clause, percentage, premium, price reduction, price-cut,
rebate, rebatement, reduction, refund, rent, rift, rip, rollback,
ruination, ruinousness, rupture, sabotage, salvage, scale, scathe,
setoff, sickening, slash, slice, slit, splinter, split, spoiling,
tare, tear, time discount, trade discount, tret, underselling,