What does breakthrough mean?

breakthrough meaning in General Dictionary

an effective understanding

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  • a penetration of a barrier like an enemy's defense
  • making an essential development

breakthrough meaning in Law Dictionary

unexpected, remarkable, and essential breakthrough or development, esp. in technology

breakthrough meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1918, in a military feeling, from break (v.) + through (adv.). The verbal phrase is attested from c.1400. Indicating "abrupt solution or progress" is from 1930s, in the notion of a fruitful assault.

breakthrough meaning in Business Dictionary

Highly considerable or dramatic creation or improvement in performance, attained through consistent, focused, and synergic efforts.

Sentence Examples with the word breakthrough

One breakthrough is all it will take to change the world.

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