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Definition 1: the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for breakup in the sense of this definition

(breakup is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of breakup ) separation or breakup or divorce

"after 15 years together they are headed for splitsville"

(... is a kind of breakup ) (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)

Definition 2: coming apart - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for breakup in the sense of this definition

(breakup is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of breakup ) a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

"they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

(... is a kind of breakup ) the occurrence of breaking

"the break in the dam threatened the valley"

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