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breakthrough

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an instance of notable progress in the development of knowledge, technology, or skill
  • Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin was one of medicine's great breakthroughs, for penicillin became the first antibiotic to successfully combat bacterial infections in humans

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The first known use of breakthrough was in 1915

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“Breakthrough.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/breakthrough. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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