Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun breakthrough

3 senses of breakthrough

Sense 1
discovery, breakthrough, find -- (a productive insight)
       => insight, brainstorm, brainwave -- (the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation)

Sense 2
breakthrough -- (making an important discovery)
       => discovery, find, uncovering -- (the act of discovering something)

Sense 3
breakthrough -- (a penetration of a barrier such as an enemy's defense)
       => penetration, incursion -- (an attack that penetrates into enemy territory)

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