inflection point


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inflection point

n.
A moment of dramatic change, especially in the development of a company, industry, or market.

inflec′tion point`


n.
Math.
a point on a curve at which the curvature changes from convex to concave or vice versa.
[1715–25]
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That's what we see as the inflection point,'' Quinn said.
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As long as the data include this inflection point and a time interval shortly after, the curve fitting and predicting future case number will be reasonably accurate.
I think we're now seeing a different kind of inflection point regarding how CEOs do their jobs.