What does breakthrough mean?

Definitions for breakthroughˈbreɪkˌθru

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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


  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. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breakthrough in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breakthrough in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Maraboli:

    One of the most spiritual things that can happen to you is a human breakthrough."

  2. Rabbi Harold Kushner:

    We are here to change the world with small acts of thoughtfulness done daily rather than with one great breakthrough.

  3. Michael Froman:

    The breakthrough at the WTO could not have been possible without the direct and personal engagement of Prime Minister Modi and President Obama.

  4. Tamar Krishnamurti:

    While' breakthrough' is an official designation that may lead to accelerated drug approval,' promising' is just a descriptor term that The FDA has used in about half of its press releases to describe breakthrough drugs.

  5. Carol Burnett:

    When someone who is known for being comedic does something straight, it' s always 'a big breakthrough' or a 'radical departure.' Why is it no one ever says that if a straight actor does comedy Are they presuming comedy is easier

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