breakthrough

Definition of breakthrough

break´through`
n.1.a productive insight.
2.a sudden change of situation, such as making an important discovery, that permits further rapid advances toward a goal.
3.(Mil.) a penetration of an enemy's defense in depth and strength.

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aggravated assault, aggression, amphibious attack, armed assault, assailing, assailment, assault, attack, avant-propos, banzai attack, blitz, blitzkrieg, boost, charge, coinage, counterattack, counteroffensive, coup de main, crippling attack, dead set at, descent on, discovery, diversion, diversionary attack, drive, exordium, flank attack, foreword, front matter, frontal attack, frontispiece, gas attack, head-on attack, hike, increase, infiltration, innovation, introduction, invention, leap, lightning attack, lightning war, mass attack, megadeath, mugging, neologism, new phase, novelty, offense, offensive, onset, onslaught, overkill, overture, panzer warfare, postulate, preamble, preface, prefix, prefixture, preliminary, prelude, premise, presupposition, proem, prolegomena, prolegomenon, prolepsis, prologue, protasis, push, run against, run at, rush, sally, shock tactics, sortie, strike, unprovoked assault, upgrade, verse, voluntary, wax
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