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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.
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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.
She spurned two set points before a pair of double faults allowed Konta back in and it was the Croatian who was relieved with a tie-break after saving four break points at 5-5.
That one game in the first set, I was down four break points, Isner said.
He needed every ounce in his strength of serve to prevent Mannarino breaking him in the fifth game, firing four aces to take his tally to 12 and rescue three break points. Murray was struggling to find form, with too many forehand errors, but his serve was keeping Mannarino on his crafty toes.
The pressure peaked when Williams claimed two break points, only for Watson to rally to deuce.
Murray saw off two break points then got on game point but ballooned a forehand long and was clearly irritated with himself.
Cilic crafted two break points for himself, but Murray saved both before breaking for a third successive time.
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.