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breakage

break·age

breakage

 
pronunciation:
breI kj
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process or act of breaking.
definition 2: the condition of being broken.
definition 3: the value or quantity of things broken.
definition 4: in commerce, loss or damages allowed for things broken.
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The word breakage contains the following part:
-age Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
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The suffix -age attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before ľage (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.