- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||the process or act of breaking.
||the condition of being broken.
||the value or quantity of things broken.
||in commerce, loss or damages allowed for things broken.
The word breakage
contains the following part:
that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
More about this word part:
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
, store + -age
) Some nouns ending in -age
are loan words from French (voyage
) whose bases are Latin roots.