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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 world number one saved two more break points in the opening game of the third set and again made the German pay with a break for 4-2.Zverev's 40th and last unforced error proved to be the final point of the one-sided quarter-final."I had chances in the first set but he broke back and was in control," said the German.
The Pak-Mexican duo converted 1-of-3 of their break point chances and saved 2-of-5 of the break point opportunities, they faced in just less than an hour and a half of action.
Federer responded well in the eighth game of the second set, again saving two break points at 15-40 down on his way to leading 5-3.
The Croat hung on and even had a chance to take the lead, but squandered three break points of his own with the score tied at 5-5 in the first set.Nadalthen finally broke the world number five before serving out the set.
Konta saved two break points at the end of a nail-biting final set that lasted an hour and 19 minutes, and the British number one emerged a 7-6 (7/4) 4-6 10-8 victor.
However, Murray slipped up in the 11th game and a wayward forehand down the line offered his rival a rare break point which he gratefully seized.
The fourth break point proved one too many however, Williams wrestling level once more.
When Murray double-faulted to offer up another break point in game eight, watching coach Amelie Mauresmo looked understandably concerned in the stands, but her charge clung onto make it 4-4.
Murray saw off two break points then got on game point but ballooned a forehand long and was clearly irritated with himself.
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.
On a warm Friday in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 21-minute first set began with Soares, 32, serving first and fending off two break points before holding.