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breakage

[brey-kij] /ˈbreɪ kɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act of breaking; state of being broken.
2.
the amount or quantity of things broken:
There was a great deal of breakage in that shipment of glassware.
3.
an allowance or compensation for the loss or damage of articles broken in transit or in use.
4.
the money accrued by a racetrack from calculating the payoff to winning pari-mutuel bettors only in multiples of dimes for each dollar bet.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; break + -age
Related forms
rebreakage, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for breakages

breakage

/ˈbreɪkɪdʒ/
noun
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 and History for breakages
breakage
1813, "action of breaking," from break + -age. Meaning "loss or damage done by breaking" is from 1848.
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