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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

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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. Justin Bronk:

    The focus for the Russians very much is still in that small area( in the Donbas), whereas for the Ukrainians it seems to be pushing forwards and creating a breakthrough in Kherson.

  2. Rik Mehta:

    CNN talking points used to promote clickbait COVID stories based on fear-mongering have never held water to actual epidemiological data and medical science, unfortunately for CNN, a majority of Americans recognized this fact before them, as America literally continues to witness high breakthrough cases in vaccinated individuals.

  3. Joe Hayes:

    The likelihood of the negative trend in output being stymied any time soon appears slim, with demand for goods from both domestic and international sources waning further, asian goods producers face headwinds from slowing growth in Europe and China, while global trade risks are yet to be mitigated by a breakthrough in US-Sino relations.

  4. Tomiko Brown-Nagin:

    It's so important to have this breakthrough appointment of an African American woman who's so well qualified to the post because African American appointment will affirm the values of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, equal workplace opportunity regardless of race and sex and background -- that's something to be very happy about.

  5. Marsha Blackburn:

    I'm proud to partner with Senators Marsha Blackburn and Amy Klobuchar in this breakthrough blow against Big Tech bullying. This bipartisan bill will help break these tech giants' ironclad grip, open the app economy to new competitors, and give mobile users more control over their own devices.

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    lacking orderly continuity
    • A. alternate
    • B. cosmopolitan
    • C. nasty
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