Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of inroad.
  • n. The beginnings of progress; penetration of a problem; initial steps.

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Examples

  • The move towards MP MACs, though, may result in inroads into the business apps and increased sales in that sector? — b

    Apple in Parallel: Turning the PC World Upside Down? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • "So far it seems that the trade down from restaurants to food at home has been a more dominant factor than any private-label inroads against branded food."

    Private-Label Goods Make

  • The rest of us have got to stand together and resist inroads from the dictators.

    Present Day Problems

  • "While other models may make short-term inroads, there is no way they can match Corolla's 40-plus year history of providing high-value, high-quality vehicles," said Mary Legallet, Corolla product manager.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Will the processors, which offer up to 60 percent better than Intel's last generation of chips, make short-term inroads into large data centers in the midst of a recession?

    Top Tech News

  • The only player to have made any inroads is American Brian Stuard, who is three under through eight holes, four-under for the tournament.

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  • They were, consequently, the first dispossessed; and the seemingly inevitable fate of all these people, who disappear before the advances, or it might be termed the inroads, of civilization,

    The Last of the Mohicans

  • They were, consequently, the first dispossessed; and the seemingly inevitable fate of all these people, who disappear before the advances, or it might be termed the inroads, of civilization, as the verdure of their native forests falls before the nipping frosts, is represented as having already befallen them.

    The Last of the Mohicans; A narrative of 1757

  • The inroads are a start, said Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women at Rutgers University, but there is more work to do.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • This is just more proof that the government is completely out of touch with the REAL mainstream and isn't fit to be making any kind of inroads into managing our health care system.

    Congressman says some people aren't worth peeing on

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