breakthrough

break"through`

n. 1. a productive insight.
Syn. -- discovery, find.
[WordNet 1.5]

2. a sudden change of situation, such as making an important discovery, that permits further rapid advances toward a goal.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

3. (Mil.) a penetration of an enemy's defense in depth and strength.
[WordNet 1.5]

Break"up`

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Break"-up`

(), n. Disruption; coming apart; a separation and dispersion of the parts or members; as, a break-up of a meeting, assembly, or dinner party; the break-up of a spacecraft on re-entry into the atmosphere.
Syn. -- separation, detachment.
[1913 Webster +PJC]

2. the termination of a relationship; a break-up of the government; the break-up of a marriage; the break-up of a business partnership; the break-up of a comedy team.
Syn. -- dissolution.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

 

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