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1. or break point A point of discontinuity, change, or cessation.
2. Computers A point in a program at which operation may be interrupted for debugging purposes or manual intervention.
3. break point
a. A situation in tennis in which one more point is needed to break the opponent's serve.
b. The point awarded in such a situation.


(Computer Science) computing
a. an instruction inserted by a debug program causing a return to the debug program
b. the point in a program at which such an instruction operates



a point at which a change can be made.
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Assistant warden Dean Heward said: "When we discovered that water voles were swimming in the ditch at the end of the Wildlife Watchpoint cut, which is an open channel in the reedbed, I decided to try and tempt them closer to the hide, so that visitors could see them.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that a migration watchpoint in Sweden had recorded 223,000 Woodpigeons in a single day.
After years of work, the RSPB will open a new watchpoint at the Talacre nature reserve, Flintshire, on Saturday with a guided walk and refreshments.
TANDBERG Television Launches WatchPoint Content Management System 39
These include the striking Wildlife Watchpoint, which overlooks one of its busiest pools.
There's also a watchpoint in Victoria Square Thu-Sun every week till July 19 from 10am-4.
Setting a watchpoint is simpler, making it easier to find and fix difficult problems in situations where the variable changes in an unexpected way.
A further watchpoint for employers is the need to be wary of any errors on returns.
A pair of Montagu's harrier are visible from a new RSPB watchpoint on the Lincolnshire coast.
A pair of Montagu's harrier will be visible when a specially mounted RSPB watchpoint opens on the Lincolnshire coast, near Boston.
Once on Komodo, expert guides took the party through a jungle-like forest to a watchpoint where we witnessed prehistoric-looking monsters.
WildPackets says it can, and has announced a product, WatchPoint 3.