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Definition of "groundbreaking" []

  • The act or ceremony of breaking ground to begin a construction project. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or being a ceremony of breaking ground. (adjective)
  • Characterized by originality and innovation: a groundbreaking technology. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "groundbreaking" in a sentence
  • "Mrs. Obama said she was thrilled by passage of what she described as a groundbreaking piece of legislation."
  • "Stelmach, who was in Abu Dhabi for the World Future Energy Summit, also signed what he called a groundbreaking economic agreement with the city's government."
  • "Adams Golf has introduced what it calls a groundbreaking line-up of products drivers and hybrid-fairway woods."
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