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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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More pressure hitting from Djokovic fashioned two break point chances in the next game but Del Potro came up with more forehand winners to hold as the crowd rose in appreciation at the display of the two ATP Tour World finalists.
There was an immediate - and controversial - response, though, with Troicki broken as the French contingent in the crowd shouted foot-fault at both deuce and break point, to the annoyance of the Serbian pair.
A backhand return from Huber set up break point in game three, which Murray sealed after a pinball exchange at the net.
Murray, the fourth seed, started with aces on the first two points and then broke Lacko in the fourth game, a trademark backhand drop shot setting up a break point which was won with a sublime forehand lob.
I missed shots and next thing you know you're down break point.
He then had to save a break point, with Berdych furious when Murray was awarded the point after a successful HawkEye challenge, before finally wrapping up victory on his seventh chance.
Fish hit a few forehand winners to give himself two break points at the start of the second set but squandered both.
Murray then held off two break points in the next game before breaking again in the eighth, with a backhand winner ending a long rally to take the opening set in 30 minutes and he roared to victory.
Murray looked flat at the start and it was only when he faced a break point at 2-2 that he jerked into life and began to compete more aggressively.
The match went with serve at the start of the second set before a pass down the line gave the Briton break point in the fifth game and although he failed to convert it, Moodie then double-faulted for Murray to break.
But Bloomfield converted his one and only break point of the match in the fourth game of the second set to open up a 3-1 lead.
Djokovic turned up the heat and got the first service break of the final, after 2hr 51min, on his third break point and then served out for a two sets to one lead.