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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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Saltholme's spotted crake has been busily mooching around the reedbeds near the Watchpoint hide, but also occasionally takes to the air when chased by a grumpy water rail.
Nearby sits Sakhalvasho watchpoint, one of two specially-run bird-watching points in the area (the village of Shuamta housing the other).
WatchPoint has introduced, a new cyber security tool aimed at protecting businesses from harmful ransomware that infiltrates computer networks and hijacks valuable data.
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.
It will use its WatchPoint Content Management System, Xport Time-Shifted TV and Xport Producer storage encoding.
These include the striking Wildlife Watchpoint, which overlooks one of its busiest pools.
Ericsson will deliver a complete solution including its IPTV middleware, OpenStream digital services platform for video-on-demand (VOD), and its WatchPoint content management system (CMS) to enable delivering the same content in different formats to multiple devices.
There's also a watchpoint in Victoria Square Thu-Sun every week till July 19 from 10am-4.30pm.
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 will be visible when a specially mounted RSPB watchpoint opens on the Lincolnshire coast, near Boston.
A pair of Montagu's harrier are visible from a new RSPB watchpoint on the Lincolnshire coast.