Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Marked by or indicating a balance, especially between investment and return.
  • n. The point, especially the level of sales of a good or service, at which the return on investment is exactly equal to the amount invested.
  • n. The point at which the energy put into a system is equalled by the energy produced by that system: reaching breakeven in controlled fusion reactions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of break-even.
  • v. Alternative spelling of break even.

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Examples

  • So the way to look at this is we've reached the short-term breakeven point, but we will continue to work that breakeven point down beyond the end of this year.

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  • However, while this may delay our short-term breakeven we are confident we will achieve this milestone by the end of the year and we continue to be optimistic about the long-term profitability potential of the company.

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  • The amount of energy generated by the solar cells only reaches the amount of energy used to make the cells after two and a half years (on average) Installing solar cells involves an inflexible investment with long term breakeven in CO2 emissions and in dollar terms.

    RealClimate

  • Re #196: "The amount of energy generated by the solar cells only reaches the amount of energy used to make the cells after two and a half years (on average) Installing solar cells involves an inflexible investment with long term breakeven in CO2 emissions and in dollar terms."

    RealClimate

  • The yield spread between 10-year TIPS and 10-year nominal Treasury notes, known as breakeven rate and a main gauge of market-based inflation expectations, narrowed by 0.05 point to 2.28 points.

    Long-Term Treasurys Gain; Yield at 3.782%

  • The so-called breakeven rate, a closely-tracked barometer of inflation expectation, signals that investors expect an average annualized inflation rate of 1.76% in a decade.

    Treasury Prices Sink as Economic Data Spur Stock Rally

  • The so-called breakeven rate widened above 200 basis points earlier this month to the widest level last seen since September, after hovering near zero at the start of the year.

    Investors Cut Holdings in TIPS

  • The spread between inflation-linked bonds and their nominal counterparts -- known as the breakeven inflation rate -- fell to single digits on the most recent linked bond and into negative territory on older notes, a phenomenon market-watchers said they had never seen before.

    Japan bond yields drop

  • However, there are many actors and directors, and even a few writers, who are given gross participations from breakeven, that is, once breakeven is achieved.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • Because of commission charges, we'll just call it breakeven at this point.

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