Meaning of “groundbreaking” in the English Dictionary

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"groundbreaking" in British English

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groundbreakingadjective

also ground-breaking uk /ˈɡraʊndˌbreɪ.kɪŋ/ us /ˈɡraʊndˌbreɪ.kɪŋ/

(Definition of “groundbreaking” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"groundbreaking" in American English

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groundbreakingadjective

us /ˈɡrɑʊndˌbreɪ·kɪŋ/

original and important; showing a new way of doing or thinking about things:

This groundbreaking work changed the way historians looked at slavery.

(Definition of “groundbreaking” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"groundbreaking" in Business English

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groundbreakingadjective

uk /ˈɡraʊndˌbreɪkɪŋ/ us

new and likely to have an effect on how things are done in the future:

a groundbreaking discovery
groundbreaking work/research/studies
a groundbreaking agreement/deal

(Definition of “groundbreaking” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)