breakthrough


breakthrough
breakthrough (n.) 1918, in a military sense, from BREAK (Cf. break) (v.) + THROUGH (Cf. through). The verbal phrase is attested from c.1400. Meaning "abrupt solution or progress" is from 1930s, on the notion of a successful attack.

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  • Breakthrough — may refer to:*in education: **Breakthrough Collaborative, a multinational educational group. *in games: ** Breakthrough (board game), an abstract strategy board game *in health: **Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a UK charity fighting breast cancer… …   Wikipedia

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  • breakthrough — UK US /ˈbreɪkθruː/ noun [C] ► an important discovery or event that helps to improve a situation or provide an answer to a problem: breakthrough in sth »The development of digital imagery was a breakthrough in computer technology. achieve/make a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Breakthrough — bezeichnet: Breakthrough (Brettspiel), strategisches Brettspiel von Dan Troyka (2000) Breakthrough (Roman), Roman von Ken Grimwood (1976) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • breakthrough — originally a military word and formerly a vogue word in its figurative use, is now commonplace. It is spelt as one word, is commonly qualified (especially in journalism) by words such as new and major, and is regularly followed by in, as in a… …   Modern English usage

  • breakthrough — reak through n. 1. a productive insight. Syn: discovery, find. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a sudden change of situation, such as making an important discovery, that permits further rapid advances toward a goal. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 3. (Mil.) a penetration of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breakthrough — breakthrough. См. escaper. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • breakthrough — [n] advance, progress boost, development, discovery, find, finding, gain, hike, improvement, increase, invention, leap, progress, quantum leap*, rise, step forward; concept 704 Ant. step back, step backward …   New thesaurus

  • breakthrough — ► NOUN ▪ a sudden important development or success …   English terms dictionary

  • breakthrough — [brāk′thro͞o΄] n. 1. the act, result, or place of breaking through against resistance, as in warfare 2. a strikingly important advance or discovery …   English World dictionary


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