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groundbreaking

ground·break·ing

groundbreaking

 
pronunciation:
graUnd breIk Ing
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a ceremonial commencement of a building or construction project, when the first ground is broken with a shovel.
The mayor spoke at the groundbreaking for the new library.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: achieving something new or unprecedented, or marking a beginning of new possibilities.
a groundbreaking discoverya groundbreaking film
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