break-even point


the point at which the income from sale of a product or service equals the invested costs, resulting in neither profit nor loss; the stage at which income equals expenditure.

Nearby words

  1. break up,
  2. break wind,
  3. break with,
  4. break-bulk,
  5. break-even,
  6. break-in,
  7. break-in period,
  8. break-out group,
  9. break-up value,
  10. breakable

Origin of break-even point

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019