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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"Even Dame Judi Dench left a signed photo in my dressing room saying how much they love Tipping Point in their house.
Charlie Dancer, Tipping Point Live festival organiser, said: "We are all hugely excited to bring you the first Tipping Point Live Festival artist line-up, with two of my personal favourites in songwriting genius Bill Ryder Jones and South Shields legend-in-waiting Brooke Bentham.
As reported in our study, the research showed a tipping point for density beyond which it is very difficult to provide adequate individual, group and community space.
"The existence of a tipping point implies that ice-sheet changes are potentially irreversible returning to a pre-industrial climate may not stabilize the ice sheet once the tipping point has been crossed," said Pattyn.
However, as the water level rises to tipping point, there is fear among people living in the vicinity of the dam.
In his book, Gladwell focuses on fads such as teenage smoking, but the principle of the tipping point applies to just about anything, including the world of business.
Phil Davidson, head of the US Pacific Command, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee and warned that China had reached the tipping point in its control over the South China Sea.
This led to 2012's Tipping Point, which has become wildly popular, and a return to breakfast telly in 2014 when Good Morning Britain rose from the ashes of Daybreak, the programme that had replaced GMTV.
Every man has his tipping point. I'm not sure I'd be rushing to be the first to interview tough ex-Marine McDermott if it happens a fourth time, though...
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan will reach the 'tipping point' this year for the cloud transforming industry verticals, and citizen and customer experiences, SAP, world's largest business software company announced here on Tuesday.