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break-even point

[brā′kē·vən ‚pȯint]
(industrial engineering)
The point at which a company neither makes a profit nor suffers a loss from the operations of the business, and at which total costs are equal to total sales volume.

break-even point

In the process of implementing a new computer language, the point at which the language is sufficiently effective that one can implement the language in itself. That is, for a new language called, hypothetically, FOOGOL, one has reached break-even when one can write a demonstration compiler for FOOGOL in FOOGOL, discard the original implementation language, and thereafter use working versions of FOOGOL to develop newer ones. This is an important milestone. See My Favourite Toy Language.

[There actually is a language called Foogol].
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With sound management, such businesses may reach their breakeven point within only a few years.
The assumption that something will eventually become a profit center relies on the ability to run the instrument up to and past the breakeven point.
Using this weighted average markup percentage to calculate the breakeven point for a full year of operations would have resulted in a dramatically underestimated result of BE$ = $1,200,028, which is 33% less than the BE$ estimate when using a full year of historical data.
At the end of the day, it's a gamble of a lifetime for everyone choosing, as no one knows if they'll live longer or fall short of the above noted breakeven point in total dollars received.
At the end of the day, it's a "gamble of a lifetime" for everyone choosing, as no one knows if they'll live longer or fall short of the above noted breakeven point in total dollars received.
Research shows the breakeven point of investment with digital is below 300 meters.
It will help in achieving the production target of 77 per cent in April, 2015 which is the breakeven point.
From the point of view of an owner, these stats mean that breakeven point can be reached in roughly 16 years, after which the property becomes a veritable gold mine.
Please note that the above is high level--there are many variables and factors that will change the breakeven point.
But the breakeven point may not come until fiscal 2016 comes to a close, which means March of 2016.
Hydrocarbon prices will continue to display relative stability, with additional output from countries that are members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) offsetting additional demand from emerging markets; while unconventional oil has a high breakeven point that acts as a floor on oil prices," said Lucio Mauro Vinhas de Souza, Managing Director -- Sovereign Chief Economist of Moody's said in Dubai yesterday.