- designating or of the ceremony of breaking ground, as for a new building
- Groundbreaking is defined as something innovative, pioneering or that has never been done before.
When there is a new medicine that may help to treat cancer that has never been in existence before, this is an example of a groundbreaking new treatment.
- The definition of a groundbreaking is a ceremony held when construction is started on a new building.
An example of a groundbreaking is when the mayor comes before the media to dig up the first shovel full of dirt for the new police building.
- Of, relating to, or being a ceremony of breaking ground.
- Characterized by originality and innovation: groundbreaking technology.
(comparative more groundbreaking, superlative most groundbreaking)
- A ceremony to mark the beginning of construction.
- The point at which construction begins.
- New Order have always managed to sound contemporary through the years, often they've sounded innovative and groundbreaking.
- Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004) is a world-renown psychiatrist and author whose 1969 groundbreaking book, On Death and Dying, helped changed society's view about tragedy and grief.
- While you won't be amazed by groundbreaking graphics and earth-shattering sound in Wii Sports, Nintendo has done a good job of jazzing it up with vibrantly-colored backgrounds, fluid animations, and quirky-looking characters.
- Any DVD release of All My Children would have to include Erica (Susan Lucci) storylines from her groundbreaking abortion in 1973 to the birth of Miranda to the intertwining storylines dealing with her father Eric Kane.
- Based on university research and groundbreaking studies, Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love teaches troubled couples how to cope with conflict better.