second breakdown


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second breakdown

[′sek·ənd ′brāk‚dau̇n]
(electronics)
Destructive breakdown in a transistor, wherein structural imperfections cause localized current concentrations and uncontrollable generation and multiplication of current carriers; reaction occurs so suddenly that the thermal time constant of the collector regions is exceeded, and the transistor is irreversibly damaged.
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KARACHI -- Power supply to many parts of Karachi city has been restored after second breakdown on Monday morning, Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) said.
A third man who had been driving the second breakdown vehicle was also hurt.
The first time, MrClarkwas able to restart the car, but failed after the second breakdown.
The second breakdown was caused by dirt in the fuel tank.
England carry the ball through many phases, but I don't think they rehearse things beyond, say, the second breakdown.
She had her second breakdown - which marked the end of her career - after the disturbed boy absconded from school one morning and she saw him walking close to some dangerous mud flats on the tidal part of a nearby river.
On the other hand, the enzymes from exposed fish produced unusually high amounts of a second breakdown product.
We have spent the last eight months working with STATS to develop this program, which will give our fans, our business partners, and all involved with the IFL the most comprehensive, up-to-the second breakdown of all that goes on in the ring.
Second breakdown in the work of street traffic lights and other equipment,
On the first occasion, Mr Clark was able to restart the car but told the court he tried and failed after the second breakdown.
She eventually went back to work but had a second breakdown.
It is the 31-year-old singer's second breakdown this year.