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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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She saved another break point in the fifth game before breaking Muguruza with a couple of down-the-line shots to go 4-2 up.
There was more drama to come as a flurry of Cilic errors gaveNadalthree break points with the second set tied at 4-4.
Vekic came again at 6-6, this time with a break point at 30-40, but a booming Konta backhand and slightly less convincing drop shot averted the danger.
Serving at 4-3 (in the second), I was down three break points and I had to hit a stab volley on one of them.
He saved five break points in his first game of the fourth set but Murray broke him at the next opportunity to go 2-1 in front.
Williams unleashed a primal roar when setting up her fourth break point but needed two more to start her comeback.
The Serb got another break point and this time he took it to move into a 5–3 lead.
In the decider, Nadal had to brilliantly save a break point in his first service game, but broke in the fifth game, only to immediately drop his serve twice in a row.
In the third game of the second set, Spears, 33, began to step up on her serve, as she saved a break point and deciding point, both with aces.
Djokovic wasted four break points in the first set and was broken twice in the second, but he ultimately came through to record a deserved 7-6 (7/5) 6-4 6-3 win against the seventh seed.
Federer was however unable to stem the tide on his own serve, and faced three more break points in the next game but a combination of Ferrer's angles going slightly askew and the Swiss' superb forehand on the third break chance allowed him to secure a 3-0 advantage.
He remained largely in complete control on serve and faced just one real scare when at 4-3 up he faced two break points, but both were saved.