Definition of Groundbreaking

1. Noun. The ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project.

Exact synonyms: Groundbreaking Ceremony
Generic synonyms: Beginning, Commencement, Start, Ceremony



2. Adjective. Being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before. "A mind so innovational, so original"
Exact synonyms: Innovational, Innovative
Similar to: Original
Derivative terms: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation, Innovate, Innovativeness

Definition of Groundbreaking

1. Adjective. Innovative; new, different; doing something that has never been done before. ¹

2. Noun. A ceremony to mark the beginning of construction. ¹

3. Noun. The point at which construction begins. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Groundbreaking

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Groundbreaking

ground tissue
ground water
ground wave
ground zero
ground zeroes
groundable
groundage
groundages
groundation
groundations
groundball
groundberry
groundbreakers
groundbreaking
groundbreaking ceremony
groundbreakingly
groundbreakings
groundburst
groundbursts
groundcherries
groundcherry
groundcover
groundcovers
groundcrew
groundcrews
grounde
grounded
grounded theory

Literary usage of Groundbreaking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Book of King Solomon by Professor Solomon (2005)
"CHAPTER 39 Groundbreaking A PROCESSION OF PRIESTS, DIGNITARIES, AND MEM- bers ... "The honor of groundbreaking is yours, Your Majesty," said the architect. ..."

2. Footprints: Strategies for Non-Traditional Program Evaluation edited by Joy A. Frechtling (1995)
"Joy adds that the impacts are different between studies that are research oriented and those that are groundbreaking. For example, she says that the old ..."

3. The Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb by F. G. Gosling (1999)
"Groundbreaking for the X-10 plutonium pilot plant takes place at Oak Ridge ... Groundbreaking for the 100-B plutonium production pile at Hanford takes place ..."

4. Engineering Research And America's Future: Meeting the Challenges of a by National Academy of Engineering (2005)
"Without engineering research, innovation, especially groundbreaking innovation ... In fact, groundbreaking innovation was the driving force behind American ..."

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