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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discovery, breakthrough, findnoun

    a productive insight

  2. breakthroughnoun

    making an important discovery

  3. breakthroughnoun

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


  1. breakthroughnoun

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

  2. breakthroughnoun

    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. breakthroughnoun

    The penetration of the opposition defence

  4. breakthroughadjective

    Characterized by major progress or overcoming some obstacle.

    a breakthrough technological advance


  1. Breakthrough

    Breakthrough is a song performed by the cast of 2011 American film Lemonade Mouth - formed by Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks, Hayley Kiyoko, Naomi Scott and Blake Michael. The song was written Bryan Todd, Maria Christensen, Shridhar Solanki and Adam Hicks and produced by Twin & Bryan Todd. It was released as the album's third and final single, releasing on May 2, 2011 through Walt Disney Records.


  1. breakthrough

    A breakthrough is a significant or sudden advance, discovery, or development in a particular field or situation that provides a solution to a problem or a new understanding of a subject. This can pertain to various areas such as science, technology, medicine, or business. It often involves overcoming obstacles or challenges and can lead to progress or improvement.

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  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

Examples of breakthrough in a Sentence

  1. Yang Uk:

    It is an expression of the North's frustration over stalled talks with the United States. It is a message that it could return to the previous confrontational mode if there is no breakthrough in the stalemate.

  2. Pierre Comizzoli:

    We continue to improve our understanding of fertility and develop new tools for other species. This is how we make rapid progress with rare and endangered species, one species' breakthrough opens the door for another.

  3. Billy Wade:

    The travel restrictions limiting students to Mercer County [were], as I understand it, established so students did not travel to places like NYC, catch the virus and bring it back to campus, the University is doing their best to create a bubble where breakthrough cases are kept to a minimum while maintaining as much normalcy as possible.

  4. Professor Gao:

    This will be another huge breakthrough.

  5. Cynthia Littleton:

    Surprising to not see 'Empire' breakthrough in drama after making such a splash, very surprising to see 'Big Bang Theory' not in the race for comedy series and 'Good Wife' not in the race for drama, big Bang Theory.

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