2. Incident. Panne de moteur.
3. Poutre. Panne faîtière.
4. Graisse. Panne de porc.
1. A cessation of normal operation; SYN. equipment failure.
2. A mental or physical breakdown; SYN. crack-up.
3. An analysis into mutually exclusive categories; SYN. partitioning.
4. A breakdown is a situation in which something mechanical has broken down.
5. A situation in which an arrangement, agreement, negotiation, plan, or marriage has broken down is a breakdown.
ETYM Old Eng. faut, faute, French faute (cf. Italian, Spanish, and Portu. falta), from a verb meaning to want, fail, freq., from Latin fallere to deceive. Related to Fail, Default.
1. Responsibility for a bad situation or event.
2. A serve that lands outside the prescribed area.
3. (Geology) A fracture in the earth's crust with displacement of one side with respect to the other; SYN. geological fault, fault line, fracture, break.
A failure to function normally.