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pin·point

 (pĭn′point′)
n.
1. A very small or sharp point: a pinpoint of light.
2. A point on a map marking a precise location or target.
3. A very small amount of something: had barely a pinpoint of hope.
tr.v. pin·point·ed, pin·point·ing, pin·points
1. To locate or identify with precision: pinpointed the source of the problem.
2. To take precise aim at: pinpoint a target.
adj.
1. Meticulously precise: pinpoint accuracy.
2. Extremely small; minuscule: pinpoint creatures.

pinpoint

(ˈpɪnˌpɔɪnt)
vb (tr)
to locate or identify exactly: to pinpoint a problem; to pinpoint a place on a map.
n
1. an insignificant or trifling thing
2. the point of a pin
3. (modifier) exact: a pinpoint aim.

pin•point

(ˈpɪnˌpɔɪnt)

n.
1. the point of a pin.
2. a trifle; pinhead.
3. a tiny spot or sharp point.
v.t.
4. to locate or describe exactly or precisely.
adj.
5. exact; precise.
[1840–50]

pinpoint

1. A precisely identified point, especially on the ground, that locates a very small target, a reference point for rendezvous or for other purposes; the coordinates that define this point.
2. The ground position of aircraft determined by direct observation of the ground.

pinpoint


Past participle: pinpointed
Gerund: pinpointing

Imperative
pinpoint
pinpoint
Present
I pinpoint
you pinpoint
he/she/it pinpoints
we pinpoint
you pinpoint
they pinpoint
Preterite
I pinpointed
you pinpointed
he/she/it pinpointed
we pinpointed
you pinpointed
they pinpointed
Present Continuous
I am pinpointing
you are pinpointing
he/she/it is pinpointing
we are pinpointing
you are pinpointing
they are pinpointing
Present Perfect
I have pinpointed
you have pinpointed
he/she/it has pinpointed
we have pinpointed
you have pinpointed
they have pinpointed
Past Continuous
I was pinpointing
you were pinpointing
he/she/it was pinpointing
we were pinpointing
you were pinpointing
they were pinpointing
Past Perfect
I had pinpointed
you had pinpointed
he/she/it had pinpointed
we had pinpointed
you had pinpointed
they had pinpointed
Future
I will pinpoint
you will pinpoint
he/she/it will pinpoint
we will pinpoint
you will pinpoint
they will pinpoint
Future Perfect
I will have pinpointed
you will have pinpointed
he/she/it will have pinpointed
we will have pinpointed
you will have pinpointed
they will have pinpointed
Future Continuous
I will be pinpointing
you will be pinpointing
he/she/it will be pinpointing
we will be pinpointing
you will be pinpointing
they will be pinpointing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pinpointing
you have been pinpointing
he/she/it has been pinpointing
we have been pinpointing
you have been pinpointing
they have been pinpointing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pinpointing
you will have been pinpointing
he/she/it will have been pinpointing
we will have been pinpointing
you will have been pinpointing
they will have been pinpointing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pinpointing
you had been pinpointing
he/she/it had been pinpointing
we had been pinpointing
you had been pinpointing
they had been pinpointing
Conditional
I would pinpoint
you would pinpoint
he/she/it would pinpoint
we would pinpoint
you would pinpoint
they would pinpoint
Past Conditional
I would have pinpointed
you would have pinpointed
he/she/it would have pinpointed
we would have pinpointed
you would have pinpointed
they would have pinpointed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinpoint - a very brief moment; "they were strangers sharing a pinpoint of time together"
moment, instant, minute, second - a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
2.pinpoint - a very small spotpinpoint - a very small spot; "the plane was just a speck in the sky"
maculation, patch, speckle, dapple, fleck, spot - a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
3.pinpoint - the sharp point of a pin
point - sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
Verb1.pinpoint - locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
locate, turn up - discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining; "Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?"; "My search turned up nothing"

pinpoint

verb
1. identify, discover, spot, define, distinguish, put your finger on It was impossible to pinpoint the cause of death.
2. locate, find, spot, identify, home in on, zero in on, get a fix on trying to pinpoint his precise location
adjective
1. precise, scientific, careful, strict, accurate, exact, rigorous, meticulous, unerring the pinpoint accuracy of the bombing campaign

pinpoint

noun
A very small mark:
verb
1. To look for and discover:
2. To establish the identification of:
Slang: finger.
Translations
يُعَيِّن بِدِقَّه
přesně označit
mettre le doigt surposition identifiée
hajszálpontosan eltalál/megjelöl
staîsetja nákvæmlega
presne označiť
saptamaktam olarak göstermek

pinpoint

[ˈpɪnpɔɪnt]
A. N [of light] → puntito m
B. VT (= identify) [+ location, source, problem] → identificar, determinar; [+ cause] → precisar, señalar con precisión
it's difficult to pinpoint when it first started happeningresulta difícil precisar cuándo empezó a ocurrir por primera vez
we pinpointed the issues that need priority attentiondeterminamos qué cuestiones necesitan atención prioritaria

pinpoint

[ˈpɪnpɔɪnt] vt
(= identify) → identifier
We're still trying to pinpoint the exact cause of the accident → Nous essayons encore d'identifier les causes exactes de l'accident.
(= locate) → localiser
I could pinpoint his precise location on a map → Je pouvais localiser sa position exacte sur une cartepinpoint accuracy n (= extreme accuracy) → précision f chirurgicalepins and needles nfourmis fpl
to have pins and needles → avoir des fourmis
I've got pins and needles in the tips of my fingers → j'ai des fourmis au bout des doigts

pinpoint

[ˈpɪnˌpɔɪnt] vt (on map) → localizzare con esattezza; (problem) → mettere a fuoco, individuare con esattezza

pin

(pin) noun
1. a short, thin, pointed piece of metal used eg to hold pieces of fabric, paper etc together, especially when making clothes. The papers are fastened together by a pin.
2. a similar but more ornamental object. a hat-pin.
verbpast tense, past participle pinned
1. to fasten with a pin. She pinned the material together.
2. to hold by pressing against something. The fallen tree pinned him to the ground.
ˈpincushion noun
a small cushion or similar object into which pins are pushed for keeping.
ˈpinhole noun
a hole made by a pin. A pinhole camera does not need a lens.
ˈpinpoint verb
to place or show very exactly. He pinpointed the position on the map.
ˈpin-up noun
1. a picture of an attractive girl (or man), often pinned on a wall. He has dozens of pin-ups in his room; (also adjective) a pin-up girl.
2. the girl (or man). She's the favourite pin-up of the soldiers.
pin down
to make (someone) give a definite answer, statement, opinion or promise. I can't pin him down to a definite date for his arrival.
pins and needles
a tingling feeling in one's hands, arms, feet or legs. I've got pins and needles in my arm.
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Even though the CMB can be a useful tool, such studies can never precisely pinpoint the timing of reionization, cautions Abraham Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass.
An accurate assessment of the current supervisory techniques will pinpoint areas for improvement.
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