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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbreakupbreak‧up /ˈbreɪkʌp/ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 DIVORCEthe act of ending a marriage or relationship the breakup of her marriage2 SEPARATEthe separation of a group, organization, or country into smaller partsbreakup of the breakup of the Soviet Union break up at break1
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breakupTypically the biggest fragment produced by breakup is 10 to 50 percent of the total mass.In the hasty and confused breakup, nobody wished anybody a happy Hanukkah, a merry Christmas or a happy New Year.Know that non-marital breakups are difficult, too.Fireballs display a wide range of breakup behavior in the atmosphere.More recently, the threat of Quebec's secession confronted the country with the very real possibility of political breakup.I think Roger's still bitter about the breakup.Although it was McCartney who announced the breakup, he had been most keen to continue.The water has a primeval chemistry that has prevailed along submarine mountain ranges since the breakup of Gondwanaland.The Housing Act 1988 gave further encouragement to the breakup of the large housing estates remaining under local authority control.breakup ofthe breakup of Yugoslavia
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