Breakeven

break-even

[breyk-ee-vuhn]
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:
1935–40, Americanism

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breakeven
also Related: break-even; usually with point, 1938, from break + even. The verbal phrase in the financial sense is recorded from 1914.
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