What does groundbreaking mean?

Definitions for groundbreaking
ˈgraʊndˌbreɪ kɪŋground·break·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. groundbreaking, groundbreaking ceremony(adj)

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

  2. innovative, innovational, groundbreaking(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. groundbreaking(Noun)

    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. groundbreaking(Noun)

    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. groundbreaking(Adjective)

    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.

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  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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Numerology

  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. Donald Trump:

    We're almost having a groundbreaking, it's such a big section, it's probably the biggest section we'll get out.

  2. Laura Weyrich:

    This method really is a new groundbreaking way to do that, we figured out that we could obtain bacterial DNA from dental plaque that was calcified on ancient skeletons. This is the first time it has been applied on an extinct species. Join the conversationSee the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter.

  3. Jeff Kerr:

    The groundbreaking settlement in this case still stands, and 25 percent of the gross proceeds from the photos that Naruto took will go toward supporting him and his community—representing the first time that an animal will obtain a direct financial benefit from something that he or she created, pETA will continue working until the last barrier falls and animals' fundamental rights are recognized under the law, including their rights as creators.

  4. Pramila Jayapal:

    I think it was groundbreaking.

  5. Xu Shaoshi:

    Our proposal is better, we promise we can deliver this project in three years starting with groundbreaking in August ... and it will be completed in 2018.

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