the act of breaking; state of being broken.
the amount or quantity of things broken: There was a great deal of breakage in that shipment of glassware.
an allowance or compensation for the loss or damage of articles broken in transit or in use.
the money accrued by a racetrack from calculating the payoff to winning pari-mutuel bettors only in multiples of dimes for each dollar bet.

1805–15; break + -age

rebreakage, noun Unabridged
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breakage (ˈbreɪkɪdʒ)
1.  the act or result of breaking
2.  the quantity or amount broken: the total breakage was enormous
3.  compensation or allowance for goods damaged while in use, transit, etc

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Word Origin & History

1813, "action of breaking," from break + -age. Meaning "loss or damage done by breaking" is from 1848.
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Example sentences
To prevent limb breakage, use wooden supports to brace sagging branches.
Open the windows and leave the room or car in which the breakage took place.
If that's not possible, repurpose a small cardboard box, but add cushioning to
  prevent breakage.
When possible, encase bulbs in protective light fixtures to help avoid breakage.
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