(n.) = disintegration ; breakup [break-up] ; breakdown. Ex: This paper alerts the library community to the possible implosion, collapse, or disintegration of the cataloguing function listing eight indicators that cataloguing is in danger. Ex: This concern will likely increase due to the breakup of the Soviet Union and dispersal of its nuclear arsenal and the growth of global nuclear smuggling rings. Ex: They believe that the excessive breadth of disclosure and claim in some chemical patents could lead to the breakdown of data bases. ---- * desintegración de la familia = family breakdown. * desintegración familiar = family breakdown.