break-even or break·e·ven [breyk-ee-vuh n] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective having income exactly equal to expenditure, thus showing neither profit nor loss. noun. Energy. the stage at which a fission or fusion reaction becomes self-sustaining.
Origin of break-even An Americanism dating back to 1935–40 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for break-even Contemporary Examples of break-even
Which, probably not coincidentally, is well under the break-even price for shale oil projects.
May 29, 2013