Meaning of BREAKTHROUGH in English

BREAKTHROUGH

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

His big breakthrough was to get parliament to accept a high technology spending programme up to 1985 with a commitment to priorities.

Had we taken their advice the nurses would never have received what has proved for them their biggest breakthrough since the war.

Such abilities and equipment gave them the opportunity to make the big evolutionary breakthrough which eventually lead to Homosapiens.

It finished the year with the launch of the Twingo, arguably the biggest breakthrough in small car design since the Mini.

The project predicted that their big breakthrough , would come in 1990.

early

One-Zon-Flexon was an early nineties breakthrough .

great

Sir Patrick Mayhew, the latest incumbent of this difficult office, is not thought to be expecting any great political breakthrough .

The great breakthrough of this century is that we can move information and ideas easily.

The acquisition of those two characters constituted the next great evolutionary breakthrough .

The greatest breakthrough came in the field of dating.

important

A spokesman for Friends of the Earth described the statement as an important breakthrough .

It was such an important breakthrough , however, that other states immediately began to look into it.

The important breakthrough came late on Oct. 24 following a day of intensive negotiations.

It went on to make important breakthroughs in satellites, radar and high-tech communications.

The results of these, and other primaries held during June, included important political breakthroughs for women and black candidates.

In Wiltshire trading standards officers have made an important breakthrough in cracking the crime.

major

Police believe the items are a major breakthrough in the six-week-old inquiry.

Acknowledging that connection has been one of the major intellectual breakthroughs of this century.

That would be a major breakthrough and would certainly assist us in formulating our policy as we move towards government.

That would be another major breakthrough , offering a huge distribution channel for the product.

It is difficult to be optimistic about the prospect of a major breakthrough .

So we can make a major breakthrough here.

Whether or not the story is true, there is no doubt that the imprisonment was a major breakthrough for both religious and political Paisleyism.

This was a major breakthrough for the objectors.

medical

For the doctor its a medical breakthrough ... drugs fired through the skin without piercing it.

Travel surveys often sound as suspect as medical breakthroughs: Apples are the most healthful food.

Meanwhile, thanks to a series of startling medical breakthroughs , his father was recovering from his debilitating strokes.

There were positive byproducts of the dreaded bomb, including invaluable scientific and medical breakthroughs .

Spectacular medical breakthroughs sometimes occur, but they occur more commonly in science fiction than in the course of everyday scientific research.

Programs will be reviewed periodically with an eye on medical breakthroughs and will be updated as new information becomes available.

real

The real breakthrough for polythene came, however, from yet another accident.

The potential for a real breakthrough is there.

scientific

Meanwhile the search goes on for a scientific breakthrough .

There were positive byproducts of the dreaded bomb, including invaluable scientific and medical breakthroughs .

It is a total exercise programme involving the very latest scientific breakthroughs in the field of muscular development.

I told her I had the possibility of making a serious technological, even scientific breakthrough , but I needed some backing.

If this scientific breakthrough comes, nature will unmistakably have yielded up another of its secrets.

significant

By September Haig was desperate to achieve a significant breakthrough .

The Postal Service announced Tuesday it has made a significant breakthrough in getting machines to read handwriting.

The demonstration itself was filmed live by Czechoslovak television - itself a highly significant breakthrough .

Mike Widmer, Caldaire's managing director, believes a Government promise to waive the clause could be a significant breakthrough .

Behind virtually every significant performance breakthrough lies a trail of trial and error, qualified triumph, and failed experimentation.

It was a mixed night for the Liberal Democrats, who also failed to make a significant breakthrough .

technological

If I was a scientist it would be like finding a cure for for a disease or a technological breakthrough .

In other words, a technological breakthrough supposedly ushered in new symbolic meanings.

The Ti'Ko range is not only remarkable for its price, it also boasts a technological breakthrough in graphics speed.

New switching techniques and other technological breakthroughs enable all types of information to travel to the home.

Composed in 1849, Sellers says the piece owes its life to a technological breakthrough: the invention of the valve.

This game is truly a technological breakthrough .

And departmental power can change over time, depending on economic conditions, technological breakthroughs , and government legislation.

■ VERB

achieve

Nevertheless, Nivelle resolved to attack, certain that he could achieve a decisive breakthrough .

Successful diplomacy will be defined by the ability to avoid a crisis rather than achieve a breakthrough .

President Bill Clinton paid a two-day visit to Northern Ireland with little expectation of achieving a breakthrough in the beleaguered political process.

But once again, Dole did not soar in the polls and did not achieve a breakthrough .

Boro were seen more as an attacking force in this half without achieving a breakthrough .

In the end, General Sickles achieved his breakthrough .

By September Haig was desperate to achieve a significant breakthrough .

The new decoder uses an amplitude locked loop in combination with a phase locked loop to achieve this breakthrough .

lead

The new discipline thus has the capacity to lead the way to breakthroughs in the treatment of any number of degenerative diseases.

make

Moreover, other inventors may be stimulated by what they see to make a breakthrough in an entirely different area.

This made possible the breakthrough which facilitated such massive installations as the one at the Niagara Falls.

Rangers made the breakthrough five minutes into the second half.

The Postal Service announced Tuesday it has made a significant breakthrough in getting machines to read handwriting.

The Real team made a huge breakthrough with SureStream for G2 a couple of years ago.

It went on to make important breakthroughs in satellites, radar and high-tech communications.

Such abilities and equipment gave them the opportunity to make the big evolutionary breakthrough which eventually lead to Homosapiens.

Cossio said his investigators also made some breakthroughs in kidnappings.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Egypt and Jordan welcomed news of the deal as a major breakthrough .

Negotiators have made a breakthrough on the most difficult issue of employment security.

Police say they have made a breakthrough in their search for the killer of Diane Sutton.

Scientists are claiming a major breakthrough in the treatment of AIDS.

Scientists at Merck were nearing a breakthrough on a new drug to treat HIV.

The technique is being described as a breakthrough in the field of tele-medicine.

There has been an important breakthrough in the search for safe nuclear energy.

This was an important breakthrough that had an enormous impact on the scientific community.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Each at the cutting edge of possibility within its own historical context, each a breakthrough in the standards of its day.

However, elements on both sides oppose further compromise, and on Monday there was little optimism about a breakthrough .

I envisioned entire forests being spared by this breakthrough .

One man's breakthrough is often another's trifling adaptation.

Rather than fill me with ecstasy or gladness, this breakthrough overpowered me with dread.

The announcement was widely hailed in the media as a breakthrough , but the extent of the restrictions was not specified.

The real breakthrough for polythene came, however, from yet another accident.

This made possible the breakthrough which facilitated such massive installations as the one at the Niagara Falls.

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