groundbreaking

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

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groundbreaking (comparative more groundbreaking, superlative most groundbreaking)

  1. Innovative; new, different; doing something that has never been done before.
    The latest model includes several groundbreaking features and improvements.

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Noun[edit]

groundbreaking (plural groundbreakings)

  1. A ceremony to mark the beginning of construction.
  2. The point at which construction begins.

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