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break-even

[breyk-ee-vuh n] /ˈbreɪkˈi vən/
adjective
1.
having income exactly equal to expenditure, thus showing neither profit nor loss.
noun
3.
Energy. the stage at which a fission or fusion reaction becomes self-sustaining.
Also, breakeven.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism
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