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breaking point

n. 1 (context mechanics English) The point at which the increasing strain in a material causes it to break 2 (context figurative English) A moment of crisis, particulary one precipitated by a "last straw"

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

  2. the degree of tension or stress at which something breaks

Breaking Point (band)

Breaking Point was an American hard rock band on the record label Wind-up Records. It was founded in 1999 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Breaking point (psychology)

In human psychology, the breaking point is a moment of stress in which a person breaks down or a situation becomes critical.

The intensity of environmental stress necessary to bring this about varies from individual to individual.

Breaking point

Breaking point or The Breaking Point may refer to:

Breaking Point (2005 film)

Breaking Point (French: Point de rupture) is a Canadian documentary film, released in 2005. Aired on CBC Television in English and on Télévision de Radio-Canada in French and released to mark the tenth anniversary of the 1995 Quebec sovereignty referendum, the film explored the dynamics of the referendum campaign through interviews with and news clips of several of the major players on both sides of the debate.

The two-part film aired on SRC in September 2005, and on CBC in October. It has also been released on DVD.

Breaking Point (The Outer Limits)

"Breaking Point" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 18 February 2000, during the sixth season.

Breaking Point (Lunatic Calm album)

Breaking Point is an album by Lunatic Calm.

Breaking Point (1963 TV series)

Breaking Point is an American medical drama that aired on ABC from September 16, 1963, to April 27, 1964, continuing in rebroadcasts until September 7. The series, which was a spinoff of Ben Casey, stars Paul Richards and Eduard Franz. The series was created by Meta Rosenberg.

Breaking Point (2009 film)

Breaking Point is a 2009 action-drama film starring Tom Berenger, Busta Rhymes, Musetta Vander and Sticky Fingaz. It is directed by Jeff Celentano with a screenplay written by Vincent Campanella. The film was showcased in Cannes and was released theatrically on December 4, 2009.

Breaking Point (novel)

Breaking Point in a 2002 young adult novel by Alex Flinn. It was an 'Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers' in 2003.

Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books said that the book was "a dark drama of self-destruction that should make for grimly satisfying reading" while Voice of Youth Advocates called its characters "brilliantly twisted."

Breaking Point (1976 film)

Breaking Point is a 1976 American crime drama film starring, produced and directed by Bob Clark.

Breaking Point (2010 TV series)

Breaking Point is a Discovery Channel Canada television show, hosted by Jonathan Tippett and Chris Hackett (artist), usually referred to during each episode by just their surnames. Each episode occupies an hour-long programming slot. The series was narrated by voice actor Graeme Spicer.

The show premiered on Monday, January 18, 2010. Season 1 is six episodes long.

Each episode, something is selected to be broken, and improved. The first half of each episode involves breaking the object. The second half involves implementing various solutions to overcome the method of breakage.

Breaking Point (Keri Hilson song)

"Breaking Point" is a song performed by American recording artist Keri Hilson from her second studio album, No Boys Allowed (2010). Mosley Music Group and Interscope Records released it as the album's lead single on September 7, 2010. The song was written by Timbaland, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, Hilson and Timothy "Attitude" Clayton, and produced by Timbaland with assistance from Harmon. According to Hilson, "Breaking Point" was inspired by women's experiences of tolerating too much from their partner and enduring their lies. The song is about a breaking point when a woman is tired of being neglected and exploited by her partner, whose many excuses are no longer accepted.

"Breaking Point" is a mid-tempo R&B ballad that incorporates elements of pop and soul music. It features guitar, kick drum, organ, percussion and piano instrumentation. The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, who commended its empowering message and Timbaland's production. In the United States, "Breaking Point" peaked at number 44 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and bubbled under the Billboard Hot 100 at number 17. Bryan Barber directed the ballad's accompanying music video, which is primarily set at a beauty salon with Hilson and her girlfriends.

Breaking Point (Bullet for My Valentine song)

"Breaking Point" is a single by Welsh metal band Bullet for My Valentine. It is the fourth and final single from their fourth studio album Temper Temper. A music video for the song was released on 7 June 2013, and an official single release came out on 12 August 2013.

Breaking Point (1989 film)

Breaking Point is a 1989 American thriller film directed by Peter Markle and starring Corbin Bernsen, Joanna Pacuła and John Glover.

Breaking Point (Digital Summer album)

Breaking Point is a 2012 album by rock group Digital Summer. All songs on Breaking Point were written and co-produced by Digital Summer. The album was recorded and mixed at VuDu Studios in Port Jefferson, NY, with highly acclaimed producers Mike Watts and Steve Haigler. Assistant audio engineering duties were performed by Tom Flynn and Tom Happle of VuDu Studios. All tracks were mastered by Mike Bozzi at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA.

The first single, "Forget You," features a performance by Clint Lowery of Sevendust on lead guitar. The single hit active rock radio stations across the country in July 2012.

The other two singles off of this album were "Breaking Point" and "Dance in the Fire."

Breaking Point (1975 film)

Breaking Point is a 1975 Swedish pornographic thriller film written and directed Bo Arne Vibenius.

Usage examples of "breaking point".

She soon realized that, beneath their calm surfaces, hour by hour they wound tighter and tighter, like clocksprings being forced to the breaking point.

Just like that, all the suspicions and doubts had swelled up like the crest of a wave, reaching the breaking point.

Earthquakethere would be earthquakes in regions that had never known so much as a trembler, as the stresses in the earth built to beyond the breaking point.

Though Jesse's patience had just about reached the breaking point, she tapped one bare foot against the floor, feigning boredom.

Even for a few minutes, his control had been strained to the breaking point.

He felt the tension of it, felt the trigger's breaking point, knew that another gram of pressure would send the bolt of electric death on its way.

Juan Carlos and his captain took turns at the wheel, letting the ship luff, tightening the sails to breaking point against the growing wind, conning a course toward the Florida Straits and then home to Havana.