AskDefine | Define breakup

Dictionary Definition



1 the termination of a relationship [syn: dissolution]
2 coming apart [syn: separation, detachment]

User Contributed Dictionary



the act of breaking up, disintegration, or division
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Extensive Definition

A relationship breakup (or otherwise simply known as a breakup) refers to the ending of a relationship, typically a romantic one. A breakup can vary from casual to emotionally traumatic.
Breakups can occur for innumerable reasons, including conflicts in personality, lifestyle changes, breaches in spoken or unspoken codes of conduct, or attraction to a different person. A breakup that is decided upon by only one person is commonly referred to as dumping.
In psychology, there are several models that attempt to explain the trajectory of the breakup of a relationship.
breakup in Finnish: Ero
breakup in Chinese: 分手

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