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Definition of "breakage" [break•age]

  • The act of breaking. (noun)
  • A quantity broken. (noun)
  • Loss or damage as a result of breaking. (noun)
  • A commercial allowance for loss or damage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "breakage" in a sentence
  • "He also said that gloves minimise skin breakage and unsightly blood & bruising, but do nothing to reduce the impact on the punchees brain."
  • "No matter what, breakage is not acceptable, not like this."
  • "I almost always decide to live with it, because breakage is too painful, and you also lose the trust of the people you want to work with."