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or break-e·ven  (brāk′ē′vən)
Marked by or indicating a balance, especially between investment and return.
1. The point, especially the level of sales of a good or service, at which the return on investment is exactly equal to the amount invested.
2. The point at which the energy produced by a system is equal to that put into it, thereby rendering the system self-sustaining. In both senses also called break-even point.
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In business for less than one year and already at a break even point.
69 million) but "we hope to reach the break even point by the end of this year.
First, DHCR determines the dollar number needed to get the owner to the break even point.
Some day Bill might reach the break even point where his SSI cash payment would be eliminated.
This two- to three-year phase begins with the idea and lasts until there is 60 to 70 percent occupancy or until the incubator reaches a break even point (Allen, Gorham, and Peake, 1987).