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breakeven

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noun break·even \ˈbrāk-ˈē-vən\

Definition of breakeven

  1. :  the point at which cost and income are equal and there is neither profit nor loss; also :  a financial result reflecting neither profit nor loss



1958

First Known Use of breakeven

1958


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