break-even point

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of break-even point

: the point at which what one earns matches what one spends
  • After years of losing money the company has finally reached the break-even point and we hope to make a profit soon.

Word by Word Definitions

breakeven play break-even
  1. : the point at which cost and income are equal and there is neither profit nor loss

  1. : having equal cost and income

point play
  1. : an individual detail : item

  2. : a distinguishing detail

  3. : the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. : to furnish with a point : sharpen

  2. : to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

  3. : to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (something, such as a brick wall) and fill in with new material


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