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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The most important inflection point will be the completion of the FDA Phase III clinical trial in the USA.
Analysts at the bank said, 'We are at an inflection point that is likely to challenge the winners of the past five years and boost the losers.
[USA], Mar 5 (ANI): The Pentagon on Sunday reminded Pakistan that the war on terrorism in the South Asian region reached an "inflection point" and that the country should take the opportunity to tackle and defeat terrorists, as the United States and Pakistan aims to improve their souring ties.
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"As more data become available, allowing us to quantify the impact of the current downturn on various technology segments, we grow more hopeful an inflection point in fundamentals may be relatively close, a few months away," he wrote in a research note.
More than half of the 58 markets surveyed recorded higher rents at mid-year 2005 than at the end of 2004, indicating that the recovery cycle has reached an inflection point in terms of pricing in many office districts.
Parameter [t.sub.m] is the inflection point where maximum growth rate occurs; in the case of logistic growth model S = K/2 when t = [t.sub.m].
Deutsche Bank said on Thursday oil above $120 a barrel would be an inflection point for global economic growth.