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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Breakdown may refer to:


Breaking down

  • Breakdown (vehicle), failure of a motor vehicle in such a way that it cannot be operated
  • Chemical decomposition, also called chemical breakdown, the breakdown of a substance into simpler components
  • Decomposition, the process by which tissues of a dead organism break down into simpler forms of matter
  • Drop set, also called a breakdown, a bodybuilding and weight training technique
  • Electrical breakdown, the failure of an electric circuit or a rapid reduction in the resistance of an electrical insulator that can lead to a spark
  • Mental breakdown, an acute, time-limited phase of exhibiting symptoms of a specific disorder, most commonly, depression and anxiety.
  • Script breakdown, a step in the production of a play, film, or comic book

Arts and media

Comics and games

  • Breakdown (comics), a 2000s comic written by Chuck Dixon, and drawn by Dave Ross, about Paragon, the world's first superhero
  • Breakdowns (comics), 1977 collection of comics by Art Spiegelman
  • Breakdown (Transformers), several fictional nervous and cowardly robot supervillain characters in the Transformers robot superhero franchise
  • Breakdown (video game), a 2004 first-person action game for the Xbox, noted for unique gameplay mechanics and deeper method of storytelling

Film and television




Other media

Other uses

  • Breakdown (Rugby Union), the period of open play immediately after a tackle and before and during the ensuing ruck in Rugby Union.
  • Lance Hoyt (born 1977), American professional wrestler who previously used the ring name Breakdown

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