Breakthrough - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbreɪkθruː|  American pronunciation of the word breakthrough
Brit.  |ˈbreɪkθruː|  British pronunciation of the word breakthrough

noun

- a productive insight (syn: discovery, find)
- making an important discovery
- a penetration of a barrier such as an enemy's defense

Examples

Researchers say they have made a major breakthrough in cancer treatment.

The police have announced a breakthrough in the murder case.

This job could be the breakthrough she's been waiting for.

I take it to be an important breakthrough that

...medical researchers who are on the cusp of a major breakthrough...

The new cancer drug is a revolutionary breakthrough.

Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the treatment of cancer.

a breakthrough may be possible next year

Word forms

noun
singular: breakthrough
plural: breakthroughs
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