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ˈgraʊndˌbreɪ kɪŋGround·break·ing

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  1. groundbreaking, groundbreaking ceremonyadjective

    the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project

  2. innovative, innovational, groundbreakingadjective

    being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before

    "stylistically innovative works"; "innovative members of the artistic community"; "a mind so innovational, so original"


  1. groundbreakingnoun

    A ceremony to mark the beginning of construction.

    Etymology: From ground + break + -ing, reminiscent of the practice of breaking ground at the beginning of a new building or construction.

  2. groundbreakingnoun

    The point at which construction begins.

    Etymology: From ground + break + -ing, reminiscent of the practice of breaking ground at the beginning of a new building or construction.

  3. groundbreakingadjective

    Innovative; new, different; doing something that has never been done before.

    The latest model includes several groundbreaking features and improvements.

    Etymology: From ground + break + -ing, reminiscent of the practice of breaking ground at the beginning of a new building or construction.


  1. Groundbreaking

    Groundbreaking, also known as cutting, sod-cutting, turning the first sod or a sod-turning ceremony, is a traditional ceremony in many cultures that celebrates the first day of construction for a building or other project. Such ceremonies are often attended by dignitaries such as politicians and businessmen. The actual shovel or spade used during the actual groundbreaking is often a special ceremonial shovel meant to be saved for subsequent display. Commemorative information may be subsequently engraved on the shovel. Ceremonial groundbreakings often precede the actual start of construction by many months. In some places, clergy may also provide blessings, particularly if the building is being constructed by a church or religious-affiliated organization.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Groundbreaking in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Groundbreaking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Groundbreaking in a Sentence

  1. Corrie Moreau:

    Museomics is the use of museum collections for genome sequencing and other analytical techniques that could not even be imagined when the majority of museum specimens were collected, what makes this so groundbreaking is that we can address questions that can not be answered any other way. This study is a great example of this since we can not go out and collect the Xerces blue butterfly and the only way to address genetic questions about this species is by turning to museum collections.

  2. President Biden:

    The Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land, today’s Supreme Court decision is a major victory for all Americans benefiting from this groundbreaking and life-changing law.

  3. Robert Whiting:

    Its too early to tell whether this is a groundbreaking decision, wait until the last few days of the Koshien tournament to see how many aces are rested. My guess is that the two pitchers in the final will have pitched three complete games in a row.

  4. Dr Jones:

    The UK scientific team will be carrying out a series of tests on the Roll with specialised equipment, the science itself is new: it’s groundbreaking work that has never before been applied to this type of manuscript.

  5. Michael Reardon:

    When you look at the way the field is going, for me as a cardiac surgeon it may not be that great, but for our patients it's really groundbreaking.

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