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"breakthrough" in British English

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breakthroughnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbreɪk.θruː/  us   /ˈbreɪk.θruː/
B2 an ​importantdiscovery or ​event that ​helps to ​improve a ​situation or ​provide an ​answer to a ​problem: Scientists are ​hoping for a breakthrough in the ​search for a ​cure for ​cancer. A major breakthrough innegotiations has been ​achieved.

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(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 ​importantdiscovery or ​development that ​helps to ​solve a ​problem: The ​Polaroidcamera 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 ​digitalimagery was a breakthrough in ​computertechnology.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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