Definitions for breakthroughˈbreɪkˌθru

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a significant or sudden advance, development, etc., as in scientific knowledge.

  2. an act or instance of removing or surpassing an obstruction or restriction.

  3. a military advance through and beyond an enemy's defense.

    Category: Military

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discovery, breakthrough, find(noun)

    a productive insight

  2. breakthrough(noun)

    making an important discovery

  3. breakthrough(noun)

    a penetration of a barrier such as an enemy's defense

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. breakthrough(noun)ˈbreɪkˌθru

    a discovery resulting in progress; = advance

    a breakthrough in cancer research


  1. breakthrough(Noun)

    An advance through and past enemy lines (or vice versa).

  2. breakthrough(Noun)

    Any major progress; such as a great innovation or discovery that overcomes a significant obstacle.

    Albert Einstein is credited with making some of the greatest breakthroughs in modern physics.

  3. breakthrough(Noun)

    The penetration of the opposition defence

  4. breakthrough(Adjective)

    Characterized by major progress or overcoming some obstacle.

    a breakthrough technological advance


  1. Proriv

    Proriv, also known as "International Youth Corporation and People’s Democratic Party «PRORIV!»" is a political youth movement and political party in Transnistria whose methods are allegedly modelled on pro-western organizations Otpor!, Kmara and other participants of colour revolutions in the post-Soviet states. Originally it was founded in 2005 as a political youth organization part of the "international" pro-Russian Proriv organization. A year later, on June 2, 2006, the Transnistrian branch of Proriv formally registered itself as a political party. It uses yellow as its political color and the famous B&W photo of Communist guerrilla fighter Che Guevara as a symbol. It is associated with the 'Che Guevara High School for Political Leadership' in Tiraspol, which was established to provide training for young political activists. Its head is Dmitriy Soin, a sociologist and former officer of the Transnistrian ministry of state security. Roman Konoplev, a well-known Russian publicist, took part in formulating ideological documents of the Party. Chairman of the party is Aleksandr Gorelovskiy, the youth movement has a mostly slav female leadership, with Alena Arshinova.

Translations for breakthrough

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a sudden solution of a problem leading to further advances, especially in science.

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