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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.
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(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
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a point at which a change can be made.
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