decisive point


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decisive point

A geographic place, specific key event, critical system, or function that allows commanders to gain a marked advantage over an enemy and greatly influence the outcome of an attack. See also centers of gravity.
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All are struck by the justness of his views, but no one undertakes to carry them out, so he takes a regiment, a division- stipulates that no one is to interfere with his arrangements- leads his division to the decisive point, and gains the victory alone.
A service on August 8 at Amiens Cathedral, France, to mark the centenary of the Battle of Amiens and the subsequent "hundred days' offensive" which was a decisive point in the war.
At match point at 10-9, Medina uncorked a soft forehand that kissed the top of the net and landed on the board for the decisive point.
For some this could be a landmark phase in domestic life, while for others it could be a decisive point around a new business enterprise.
And that decisive point was landed within the first minute from a seemingly impossible distance by Salford's Gareth O'Brien.
BAGHDAD, Sept 6 (KUNA) -- The long battle against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq might have come to a decisive point with the Iraqi army coming out victorious in the fight to retain the river area known as Khalidya Island, located in Al-Khaldiya city in Al-Anbar province.
Last November, Great Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936 after Andy beat Belgium's David Goffin to clinch the decisive point.
The PTI central leader said that the committee that has been formed on Panama Papers Leaks has so far met four times but could not reach any decisive point of action because of non-serious attitude of committee members from the government side.
Alyssa Tobita scored the decisive point for the Ducks, beating the Huskies' Stacey Fung at No.
A decisive point is a geographic place, specific key event, critical factor, or function that, when acted upon, allows a commander to gain a marked advantage over an adversary or contributes materially to achieving success.
Gleneagles: Europe maintained their Ryder Cup stranglehold over the United States with a crushing five-point victory on Sunday as rookie Jamie Donaldson had the honour of securing the decisive point to make it eight wins in the last 10 matches.
The alliance continues to mobilise all segments of the Egyptian people for escalating peaceful revolutionary action in preparation for the ultimate decisive point -- in time and in accordance with its strategic vision.