Definition of Breaking point

1. Noun. (psychology) stress at which a person breaks down or a situation becomes crucial.

Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Generic synonyms: Stress, Tenseness, Tension

2. Noun. The degree of tension or stress at which something breaks.
Generic synonyms: Stress

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breaking Point

breaking and entering
breaking away
breaking bad
breaking ball
breaking change
breaking changes
breaking down
breaking even
breaking in
breaking into
breaking loose
breaking news
breaking off
breaking out
breaking point (current term)
breaking the fourth wall
breaking up
breaking wheel
breaking wind
breakout character

Literary usage of Breaking point

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

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Within a few weeks strained almost, to the breaking-point, and war was averted only by the Frankfort Respite (qv). The Protestants, however, failed to avail ..."

2. Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society by London Mathematical Society (1898)
"If there is no breaking-point, theorem (/3) shows that from N we can derive a point-group N" such that the 8's of N' are simply the 8's of N each diminished ..."

3. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"Perhaps the most interesting morphological structure connected with the regenerative process in Cambarus is the definite breaking point near the bases of ..."

4. The Peace Conference Day by Day: A Presidential Pilgrimage Leading to the by Charles Thaddeus Thompson (1920)
"... CHAPTER XXVI AT THE breaking point—THE PRESIDENT PREPARES TO LEAVE—CALLS FOR HIS SHIP April 3. Extreme tension has again developed over the failure of ..."

5. Cocaine: Pharmacology, Effects, and Treatment of Abuse edited by John Grabowski (1994)
"Using this procedure, Yanagita (1973) demonstrated that breaking point was a direct ... Cocaine's breaking point was 2 to 16 times higher than that for ..."

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