AskDefine | Define breakage

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1 the quantity broken; "the total breakage was huge"
2 reimbursement for goods damaged while in transit or in use
3 the act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable" [syn: break, breaking]

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  1. The act of breaking.
  2. Something that has been broken.
    At the end of the party, there were two reported breakages.
  3. The left-over money in a parimutuel betting pool resulting from rounding off the payoffs, added to the pool for the next race or event or kept as profit.

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