breakthrough
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breakthrough(
breyk
-
thru
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (important discovery)
a. el avance
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A team of international scientists announced a medical breakthrough that could improve millions of lives.Un equipo de científicos internacionales anunció un avance médico que podría mejorar millones de vidas.
b. el adelanto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Cloning technology is a scientific breakthrough in the field of genetic engineering.La tecnología de la clonación es un adelanto científico en el campo de la ingeniería genética.
2. (military)
a. el avance
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The general led his troops in the breakthrough of the enemy's defensive lines.El general condujo sus tropas en el avance sobre las líneas defensivas del enemigo.
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breakthrough
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (major advance)
a. el avance m, adelanto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to make a breakthroughdar un gran paso adelante
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breakthrough [ˈbreɪkθruː]
noun
(Mil) avance (m); (in research etc) adelanto (m) muy importante
to achieve or make a breakthrough conseguir or hacer un adelanto muy importante
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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