breakeven

noun break·even \ ˈbrāk-ˈē-vən \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of breakeven

: 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

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First Known Use of breakeven

1958


break-even

adjective \ ˈbrāk-ˈē-vən \

Definition of break-even

: having equal cost and income

First Known Use of break-even

1931



BREAKEVEN Defined for English Language Learners

break-even

adjective

Definition of break-even for English Language Learners

  • : having equal costs and income


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