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1. The point at which a very significant change occurs; a decisive moment.
2. Mathematics A maximum or minimum point on a curve.
1. a moment when the course of events is changed: the turning point of his career.
2. a point at which there is a change in direction or motion
3. (Mathematics) maths a stationary point at which the first derivative of a function changes sign, so that typically its graph does not cross a horizontal tangent
4. (Surveying) surveying a point to which a foresight and a backsight are taken in levelling; change point
a point at which a decisive change takes place; critical point; crisis.
In land mine warfare, a point on the centerline of a mine strip or row where it changes direction.
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|Noun||1.||turning point - an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend; "the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations"|
juncture, occasion - an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"
Fall of Man - (Judeo-Christian mythology) when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, God punished them by driving them out of the Garden of Eden and into the world where they would be subject to sickness and pain and eventual death
road to Damascus - a sudden turning point in a person's life (similar to the sudden conversion of the Apostle Paul on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus of arrest Christians)
|2.||turning point - the intersection of two streets; "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"|
blind corner - a street corner that you cannot see around as you are driving