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breakoutnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbreɪk.aʊt/
a ​violentescape, ​especially by a ​group, from ​prison: There has been a ​mass breakout from one of Germany's ​topsecurityjails.

breakoutadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈbreɪk.aʊt/
used in ​connection with ​smallergroups that ​separate from a ​meeting to ​discuss a ​particularissue, before ​returning to the ​mainmeeting: a breakout session/​meeting/​room
(Definition of breakout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"breakout" in Business English

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breakoutnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbreɪkaʊt/
an ​increase, especially a sudden one: With little ​change in the ​stockmarket, the long-hoped-for breakout still appears to be a few weeks away. We are hoping for a ​major breakout in ​profits later this ​year.
US →  breakdown

breakoutadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈbreɪkaʊt/
very ​successful, especially when compared to something else: They described 2008 as a breakout ​year for ​Europeantechnologyfirms.
relating to a ​meeting of one or more ​smallgroups that are ​part of a larger ​group: The ​CEO gave a speech in the morning, and breakout ​sessionsfollowed in the afternoon. The ​conferencecentre has eight break-out ​rooms.
(Definition of breakout from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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