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English noun: breakage

1. breakage (quantity) the quantity broken

SamplesThe total breakage was huge.

Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity

2. breakage (possession) reimbursement for goods damaged while in transit or in use

Broader (hypernym)reimbursement

3. breakage (act) the act of breaking something

SamplesThe breakage was unavoidable.

Synonymsbreak, breaking

Broader (hypernym)change of integrity

Narrower (hyponym)chip, chipping, crack, cracking, fracture, rupture, shattering, smashing, splintering

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