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English definition of “watershed”

watershed

noun [S]     /ˈwɔːtəʃed/
an event or period that is important because it represents a big change in how people do or think about something: a watershed for sth/sb The buyout was hailed on Wall Street as a watershed for private equity .a watershed in sth/sb The pay agreement was a watershed in the development of the company's labour relations system .
the watershed in Britain , the time in the evening , usually 9 pm, after which television programmes that are not suitable for children can be shown : The script censors say which words can be used before the watershed.
watershed adjective [before noun]
(Definition of watershed noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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