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"breakthrough" in British English

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breakthroughnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbreɪk.θruː/  us   /ˈbreɪk.θruː/
(Definition of breakthrough from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"breakthrough" in American English

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breakthroughnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbreɪkˌθru/
an important discovery or development that helps to solve a problem: The Polaroid camera was a technological breakthrough.
(Definition of breakthrough from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"breakthrough" in Business English

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breakthroughnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbreɪkθruː/
an important discovery or event that helps to improve a situation or provide an answer to a problem: breakthrough in sth The development of digital imagery was a breakthrough in computer technology.achieve/make a breakthrough At last a breakthrough in negotiations has been achieved. a major/real/significant breakthrough
(Definition of breakthrough from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “breakthrough”
in Arabic اختِراق…
in Korean 돌파구…
in Portuguese avanço importante, progresso…
in Catalan avenç…
in Japanese 大発見, 解明, 打開…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重大进展, 突破…
in Turkish büyük hamle, önemli buluş, ilerleme…
in Russian прорыв…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重大進展, 突破…
in Italian svolta, passo avanti…
in Polish przełom…
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