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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 new approach, which was included by Congress as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, allows the FDA to simultaneously update the breakpoints for multiple drugs that have the same active ingredient and share that information transparently via a dedicated FDA web page that will list FDA-recognized breakpoints.
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The control information leads the target processor into debugging mode such as single-stepping, breakpoint of SFR, breakpoint of address, etc.
Applying the CLSI susceptibility breakpoint of 2 [micro]g/mL for moxifloxacin, only 6% of the strains would be considered susceptible.
Cohen's kappa coefficient was used to assess the correlation between the ODD and both the penicillin MIC, using CLSI meningeal breakpoints, and the ceftriaxone MIC, using CLSI meningeal and non-meningeal breakpoints.
1, A and B, correspond to translocations with breakpoint positions of m = 10,40, 70, and 120, respectively, for X = 140 bp where both ends are selected to be unique.
Thus we define the feature of tangent angle as the angle between the extension direction of one breakpoint and the vector from it to another possible matching breakpoint.
Use of non-meningitis breakpoints in this study demonstrates no penicillin resistance.
Antimicrobial susceptibility breakpoints are established based on 1) the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of an antimicrobial agent and 2) data correlating individual MIC results with patient outcomes.
The point is that an outside collection agency takes the situation to the next psychological breakpoint.
In an epilogue, Clarke discusses how close the technology in Breakpoint is to reality.
Key points can play an instrumental role in the evolution of matches as they are mechanisms by which momentum can shift back and forth between players and one of the more obvious examples of a key-point situation is when a player holds or is facing, a breakpoint.