breakthrough breakthrough  /b ˈreɪkθ ˌru/


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



  • A major breakthrough was the finding that there is no word with a double X in any language except Maltese.


  1. Has Tesla Made a Big Breakthrough?

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been hinting that his company is on the verge of a recharging breakthrough. Now, a demo is planned for next week. Here's what to expect.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Iraq: No breakthrough seen in Maliki visit to Kurds

    ERBIL, Iraq, June 12 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's weekend visit to Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish enclave did not produce any visible sign of a breakthrough in Baghdad's feud with the independence-minded Kurds who're now exporting oil through neighboring Turkey.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Fusion-io Achieves Breakthrough Shared Storage Performance at HP Discover

    LAS VEGAS, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- [HP Discover trade show booth #1452] -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced breakthrough shared storage performance results achieved in collaboration with Brocade ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "The breakthrough agreement keeps faith with our central goal from day one: to deliver a better return for the Australian people for the resources they own and which can only be dug up once," Gillard said.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Julia Gillard Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It's the breakthrough we've been anticipating," Stringer told The Associated Press Wednesday. "We've been holding our breath."
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Howard Stringer Source: Washington Post

  3. Mr. Obama described the agreement as a "significant breakthrough on the road to health care reform."
    on Jun 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

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