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breakpoint

[′brāk‚pȯint]
(chemical engineering)
(computer science)
A point in a program where an instruction, instruction digit, or other condition enables a programmer to interrupt the run by external intervention or by a monitor routine.
(industrial engineering)
In a time study, the end of an element in a work cycle and the point at which a reading is made. Also known as end point; reading point.

breakpoint

(programming)
A point in a program that, when reached, triggers some special behavior useful to the process of debugging; generally, breakpoints are used to either pause program execution, and/or dump the values of some or all of the program variables. Breakpoints may be part of the program itself; or they may be set by the programmer as part of an interactive session with a debugging tool for scrutinizing the program's execution.

breakpoint

A point in the processing of a program that the programmer wants to observe more closely by stopping the program and examining the contents of variables, buffers and memory. Part of the debugging function, lines of code are marked as breakpoints. When those instructions are about to be executed, the program stops, and control is passed to the programmer. After inspection, the programmer can step through the program one line at a time or cause the program to continue running either to the end, to the next breakpoint or until it crashes, whichever comes first. See watch variable and watchpoint.
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The unseeded team then got two break-point chances on Mirza's serve and converted the first for a 3-1 lead.
Federer should have levelled in the ninth game, but he squandered four set points, taking his break-point success rate to just one of 16.
Consequently, being aware of who is more likely to stave off, or take, break-point opportunities can increase your chances of landing a touch in-running by forecasting a break of serve before it actually happens.
There were 13 deuce points and Mauresmo had five break-point opportunities in the game, which lasted 19 minutes.
Fortunately both the Henman and Rusedski serves were also holding up well and after 12 games without a single break-point opportunity the set headed into a tie-break.
In this case, he will reach his break-point at 3 steps (Diag.
However, with the score poised in Rusedski's favour with a second break-point at advantage, Rusedski's return from the baseline bounced on the top of the net, away from Clavet, who then faded under Rusedski's serve.
Murray found joy by virtue of a break-point chance in the very first game, and he duly converted as Djokovic netted a forehand return.
Murray had struggled to threaten on the Berdych serve after the early break, but he made the perfect start to the second set by seizing on another break-point opportunity when a forehand proved too hot for his opponent.
Frenchman, the world No 14, had to fend off five of six break-point chances as Giraldo pushed him all the way.
Davydenko drew first blood in the game three, taking Nadal to 0-40 beforeconvertingthethird of his break-point opportunities from the net.