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BREAKTHROUGH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does breakthrough mean? 

BREAKTHROUGH (noun)
  The noun BREAKTHROUGH has 3 senses:

1. a productive insight
2. making an important discovery
3. a penetration of a barrier such as an enemy's defense

  Familiarity information: BREAKTHROUGH used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BREAKTHROUGH (noun)


Sense 1breakthrough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A productive insight

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

breakthrough; find; discovery

Hypernyms ("breakthrough" is a kind of...):

brainstorm; brainwave; insight (the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation)


Sense 2breakthrough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Making an important discovery

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("breakthrough" is a kind of...):

discovery; find; uncovering (the act of discovering something)


Sense 3breakthrough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("breakthrough" is a kind of...):

incursion; penetration (an attack that penetrates into enemy territory)


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