Groundbreaking meaning

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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.

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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.

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The act or ceremony of breaking ground to begin a construction project.
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Of, relating to, or being a ceremony of breaking ground.
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Characterized by originality and innovation.

Groundbreaking technology.

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Designating or of the ceremony of breaking ground, as for a new building.
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Pioneering.
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A groundbreaking ceremony for a new building.
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Innovative; new, different; doing something that has never been done before.

The latest model includes several groundbreaking features and improvements.

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A ceremony to mark the beginning of construction.
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The point at which construction begins.
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Origin of groundbreaking

From ground + break + -ing, reminiscent of the practice of breaking ground at the beginning of a new building or construction.