point in time

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Noun1.point in time - an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
quantity, measure, amount - how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
distance - a remote point in time; "if that happens it will be at some distance in the future"; "at a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details"
particular date, date - a particular but unspecified point in time; "they hoped to get together at an early date"
deadline - the point in time at which something must be completed
arrival time, time of arrival - the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to arrive at a given destination
departure time, time of departure - the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to depart from a given point of origin
midterm - middle of an academic term or a political term in office
full term, term - the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent; "a healthy baby born at full term"
midterm - the middle of the gestation period
moment, instant, minute, second - a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
run-time - the time at which a (software or multimedia) program is run
commencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, start, kickoff, first - the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
middle - time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period; "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April"
end, ending - the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
phase angle, phase - a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle
show time - the point in time at which an entertainment (a movie or television show etc.) is scheduled to begin
then - that time; that moment; "we will arrive before then"; "we were friends from then on"
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The logic consistent in this determination is that in both instances the claimant can point to a distinct point in time when the injury occurred.
In response to allegations that INS detainees were held in isolation, Bergeron says, "I don't even see that as an allegation." Isolation, he says, "is an appropriate and recognized process in a detention environment, especially if you have an individual who is a subject of an ongoing criminal investigation, and all these individuals are, or were at some point in time, the subject of a terrorist investigation." The INS adds that it is against policy to deny blankets.