break point

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break point • n. 1. a place or time at which an interruption or change is made. ∎  (usu. break·point) Comput. a place in a computer program where the sequence of instructions is interrupted, esp. by another program or by the operator.2. Tennis the state of a game when the side receiving service needs only one more point to win the game: he hit a winner to reach break point.3. another term for breaking point.