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break·point

(brāk'poynt),
In helminth epidemiology, the critical mean wormload in a community, below which the helminth mating frequency is too low to maintain reproduction. Below this level, helminth infection in the community will progressively decline, ultimately to zero.
Infectious diseases A level of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) at which a bacterium is deemed either susceptible or resistant to an antibiotic being used
Molecular biology A site in the DNA’s double helix where there is an interruption of both strands of nucleotides
Vox populi A popular term for a quantitative value or ‘point’ at which an event—e.g., a decision, action, or other response—is initiated

break·point

(brāk'poynt)
1. In helminth epidemiology, the critical mean wormload in a community, below which the helminth mating frequency is too low to maintain reproduction. Below this level, helminth infection in the community will progressively decline, ultimately to zero.
2. A point in any continuous process or function at which an interruption, cessation, or change occurs.
3. In antimicrobial therapy, concentration of an antibiotic that can be achieved in body fluids or target sites during optimal therapy.
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"I expected more from this tournament but once the first set slipped away, it was difficult.The world number five finished with eight double faults while converting just one of eight break points.
" The 10th-seeded Nishikori did not face break points in beating the seventh-seeded Anderson and the Wimbledon runner-up to Djokovic and 6-4, 6-4.
There was more drama to come as a flurry of Cilic errors gaveNadalthree break points with the second set tied at 4-4.
She spurned two set points before a pair of double faults allowed Konta back in and it was the Croatian who was relieved with a tie-break after saving four break points at 5-5.
Murray finally glimpsed a break point at 4-3 but Mannarino aced himself to deuce and saw out the game with another mighty delivery - and went on to take control.
The crux of both set and match came when Watson fended off five break points when chasing a four-love third-set lead - but could not protect a sixth.
The Scot held serve in the third game and had two break points in a 10–minute battle in the fourth but Djokovic held his nerve for 3–1.
Cilic crafted two break points for himself, but Murray saved both before breaking for a third successive time.
The work as a minimum will be split into three phases with a break point between the phases that will provide the opportunity to reassess the viability of the project before moving onto the next
Anderson, another big server whose rivalry with Isner dates back to their US university days, saved the only break point he faced in the two hours, 55 minute encounter, but he had plenty of missed opportunities to regret.
Djokovic spurned another break point in the seventh game when he returned long and he vented his frustration by yelling and striking the net with his racquet, but in the end Djokovic battle through to the semi-finals.