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breakthrough

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈbreɪk.θruː/
B2 an important discovery 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 in negotiations has been achieved.
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in Korean 돌파구…
in Arabic اختِراق…
in Portuguese avanço importante, progresso…
in Catalan avenç…
in Japanese 大発見, 解明, 打開…
in Italian svolta, passo avanti…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重大進展, 突破…
in Russian прорыв…
in Turkish büyük hamle, önemli buluş, ilerleme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重大进展, 突破…
in Polish przełom…
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