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breakpoint

[breyk-point] /ˈbreɪkˌpɔɪnt/
noun
1.
a convenient point at which to make a change, interruption, etc.
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  • When one tastes chlorine in water chloramines are present due to failure to achieve breakpoint chlorination.
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breakpoint

/ˈbreɪkˌpɔɪnt/
noun
1.
(computing)
  1. an instruction inserted by a debug program causing a return to the debug program
  2. the point in a program at which such an instruction operates
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breakpoint in Technology

programming
A point in a program that, when reached, triggers some special behavior useful to the process of debugging; generally, breakpoints are used to either pause program execution, and/or dump the values of some or all of the program variables. Breakpoints may be part of the program itself; or they may be set by the programmer as part of an interactive session with a debugging tool for scrutinizing the program's execution.
(1999-06-07)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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