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The act or ceremony of breaking ground to begin a construction project.
1. Of, relating to, or being a ceremony of breaking ground.
2. Characterized by originality and innovation: groundbreaking technology.
1. the act or ceremony of breaking ground for a new construction.adj.
2. of or pertaining to a groundbreaking.
3. originating or pioneering a new endeavor, field of inquiry, or the like.
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|Noun||1.||groundbreaking - the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project|
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
ceremony - the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; "an inaugural ceremony"
|Adj.||1.||groundbreaking - being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before; "stylistically innovative works"; "innovative members of the artistic community"; "a mind so innovational, so original"|
original - being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"
groundbreaking[ˈgraʊndˌbreɪkɪŋ] ADJ [research, work, book] → revolucionario
groundbreakingground-breaking [ˈgraʊndbreɪkɪŋ] adj [work, study, book] → révolutionnaireground cloth n (US) = groundsheetground control n (at airport) → contrôle m au solground crew n (at airport) → équipe f au solground floor n (British) → rez-de-chaussée m
on the ground floor → au rez-de-chausséeground-floor [ˌgraʊndˈflɔːr] modif [flat, room] → au rez-de-chaussée; [window] → du rez-de-chausséeground forces npl (MILITARY) → forces fpl terrestresground frost n → gelée f blanche