Definition of groundbreaking in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡroundˌbrākiNG/


Breaking new ground; innovative; pioneering.
Example sentences
  • Some disciplines are pioneering groundbreaking research on ethical behaviour.
  • Granted, good history need not always be based on groundbreaking research.
  • Professors have been grown to do one thing well and that is groundbreaking research.
innovative, fresh, unusual, unprecedented, inventive;
advanced, state-of-the-art, pioneering, revolutionary, radical;
important, noteworthy, newsworthy, bloggable



Pronunciation: /ˈɡroundˌbrākər/
Example sentences
  • She's an innovator, a groundbreaker and she's the best in her field.
  • They're the groundbreakers and the pathfinders.
  • You know, I certainly look to the women who were here before I was here, women who were groundbreakers.

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Syllabification: ground·break·ing

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