tipping point


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tip·ping point

 (tĭp′ĭng)
n.
A critical moment in a complex situation in which a small influence or development produces a sudden large or irreversible change.

tipping point

n
the crisis stage in a process, when a significant change takes place
Translations
point de bascule
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Prof Lenton told New Scientist magazine: "We are close to being committed to a collapse of the Greenland ice sheet, but we don't think we have passed the tipping point yet.
Japan, Sweden and Italy will be the first countries to achieve the Anywhere tipping point, reaching more than one broadband line per person next year.
Drake explained that critical slowing down (CSD) describes the decreasing rate of recovery from small disturbances to a system as it approaches a tipping point.
If an ultimatum reaches its tipping point, the user will be notified through Facebook that the action is beginning, and a solution to their shared problem is within reach.
However, instead of coppers and 5p pieces, the Tipping Point machine is filled with counters worth big sums of money.
Luckily, there are strong signals that the global economy is on the cusp of another tipping point.
We needed a tipping point, but fighting on our own we would never get there.
Systemic, demographic and sociological mechanisms may propel disadvantaged families to a negative tipping point while other institutional mechanisms may drive an advantaged family to a positive one.
A Tipping Point for Liberty: Exposing and Defeating Leviathan Government (hereafter just A Tipping Point for Liberty) collects together over 100 of Dick's articles written for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity during the period from 2013 to 2015.
67% expect that the tipping point for a new global economic movement will be seen by 2025 with more trips or journeys taken via car sharing than in private cars.
NASA's Tipping Point program enables SSL to qualify new technologies for the commercial market while at the same time providing advances for future NASA missions," said John Celli, president of SSL.
This year's meta-theme, Tipping Point, reflects different and bigger change in which soon everything is going to be very different, with forces in play that will fundamentally alter the nature of knowledge work.