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breakthrough

 [brāk´throo″]
1. a significant step forward in theory development or research.
2. in psychotherapy, a change in attitude or behavior following a period of little or no client insight.

break·through

(brāk'thrū),
A sudden manifestation of new insights and more constructive attitudes following a period of resistance during psychotherapy.

breakthrough

(in psychiatry) a sudden new insight into a problem and its solution after a period of little or no progress.
Infectious disease A popular term for a positive blood culture for a pathogen after adequate therapy—e.g., 72 hrs for Candida krusei post-fluconazole therapy
Psychiatry A point in any form of 'talk therapy'—e.g., psychoanalysis—in which the patient acquires a new level of insight that changes the course of future therapy
Research A popular term for a discovery which solves a major question, and launches multiple lines of scientific inquiry
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We want to encourage students from around the world to share complex ideas with their peers," said Breakthrough Prize co-founder Dr.
Phase 1 of the RIRP was a five-year, qualitative study that tracked 12 projects in 10 large established companies; the tracked projects had been identified by senior technical leadership as having the potential to produce breakthrough innovations.
If Agenda 2020 is successful in commercializing 25% of these breakthrough technologies, annual industry net cash flow would increase by around US$ 9 billion.
During the five-year period studied, companies brought twenty-four me-too drugs to market for every breakthrough developed.
The first phase of work by the McGill/DuPont initiative, which will be completed by December, is intended to produce tools and methodologies that community leaders and social entrepreneurs will be able to use to help them design and implement breakthrough social projects
IBM has developed a breakthrough method to alter silicon - the fundamental material at the heart of microchips - which is expected to boost chip speeds by up to 35 percent.
While it would be a huge breakthrough for our generation, it would come with a significant cost.
Like classic situation analysis, the discovery phase of the breakthrough process reveals the organization's strengths and weaknesses versus those of its competitors and in relation to market and economic conditions.
LOS ANGELES -- Tom Vander Ark, the former Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been named President of the X PRIZE Foundation -- an educational nonprofit prize institute that offers multi-million-dollar awards for breakthrough innovations that benefit humanity.
The objective of this research service is to report on technology breakthroughs that enable atmospheric water generation (AWG) to positively impact the world in the future.
Narayanan and Gina Colarelli O'Connor in Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation Management (2010), defining breakthrough innovation as that which "generally breaks paradigms, is based on new product designs, and is generally incompatible with existing dominant products.
BREAKTHROUGH BREAKDOWN: Every day brings announcements of new medical studies heralded as breakthroughs.