breakthrough vs discovery what difference

what is difference between breakthrough and discovery

English

Alternative forms

  • breakthru (US, nonstandard)

Etymology

From break +‎ through. Compare German Durchbruch and Dutch doorbraak (breakthrough, literally through-break).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹeɪkθɹuː/

Adjective

breakthrough (not comparable)

  1. Characterized by major progress or overcoming some obstacle.
    a breakthrough technological advance

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Noun

breakthrough (plural breakthroughs)

  1. (military) An advance through and past enemy lines.
  2. Any major progress; such as a great innovation or discovery that overcomes a significant obstacle.
  3. (sports) The penetration of the opposition defence
  4. (construction) The penetration of a separating wall or the remaining distance to an adjacent hollow (a crosscut in mining) or between two parts of a tunnel build from both ends; knockthrough.

Derived terms

  • breakthrough pain

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English

Alternative forms

  • discoverie (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪsˈkʌvəɹi/

Noun

discovery (countable and uncountable, plural discoveries)

  1. Something discovered.
    This latest discovery should eventually lead to much better treatments for disease.
  2. (uncountable) The discovering of new things.
    The purpose of the voyage was discovery.
    Automatic discovery of RSS feeds by a Web browser.
  3. (countable, archaic) An act of uncovering or revealing something; a revelation.
    • 1822, Alain René Le Sage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane
      Don Huberto actually fell in love with his kinswoman, and had presumption enough to declare his passion [] The lady being a woman of discretion, instead of making a discovery, which might have been attended with melancholy consequences, reprimanded her relation with gentleness []
  4. (law, uncountable) A pre-trial phase in which evidence is gathered.
    The prosecution moved to suppress certain items turned up during discovery.
  5. (law, uncountable) Materials revealed to the opposing party during the pre-trial phase in which evidence is gathered.
    The defense argued that the plaintiff’s discovery was inadequate.

Related terms

  • discover verb
  • discoverer noun
  • e-discovery

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