groundbreaking

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adjective ground·break·ing \-ˌbrā-kiŋ\

Definition of groundbreaking

  1. :  markedly innovative <has written a groundbreaking work>

Examples of groundbreaking in a sentence

  1. She was honored for her groundbreaking work in nuclear physics.

1907

First Known Use of groundbreaking

1907


GROUNDBREAKING Defined for English Language Learners

groundbreaking

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adjective ground·break·ing \-ˌbrā-kiŋ\

Definition of groundbreaking for English Language Learners

  • : introducing new ideas or methods



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