breakage

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
break•age /ˈbreɪkɪdʒ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. the act of breaking or the state of being broken:[uncountable]breakage in the water pipes.
  2. the amount or quantity of things broken:[countable]the breakages due to the hurricane.
  3. an allowance for things that are broken, such as items shipped:[uncountable]Breakage to be paid will not be more than original cost.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
break•age  (brākij),USA pronunciation n. 
  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.
  • break + -age 1805–15

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
breakage /ˈbreɪkɪdʒ/ n
  1. the act or result of breaking
  2. the quantity or amount broken
  3. compensation or allowance for goods damaged while in use, transit, etc
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