turning point


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turning point

n.
1. The point at which a very significant change occurs; a decisive moment.
2. Mathematics A maximum or minimum point on a curve.

turning point

n
1. a moment when the course of events is changed: the turning point of his career.
2. a point at which there is a change in direction or motion
3. (Mathematics) maths a stationary point at which the first derivative of a function changes sign, so that typically its graph does not cross a horizontal tangent
4. (Surveying) surveying a point to which a foresight and a backsight are taken in levelling; change point

turn′ing point`


n.
a point at which a decisive change takes place; critical point; crisis.
[1850–55]

turning point

In land mine warfare, a point on the centerline of a mine strip or row where it changes direction.
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Noun1.turning point - an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments dependturning point - an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend; "the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations"
juncture, occasion - an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"
Fall of Man - (Judeo-Christian mythology) when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, God punished them by driving them out of the Garden of Eden and into the world where they would be subject to sickness and pain and eventual death
road to Damascus - a sudden turning point in a person's life (similar to the sudden conversion of the Apostle Paul on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus of arrest Christians)
2.turning point - the intersection of two streetsturning point - the intersection of two streets; "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
blind corner - a street corner that you cannot see around as you are driving
carrefour, crossroad, crossway, intersection, crossing - a junction where one street or road crosses another

turning point

noun crossroads, critical moment, decisive moment, change, crisis, crux, moment of truth, point of no return, moment of decision, climacteric The vote marks something of a turning point in the war.

turning point

noun
A decisive point:
Translations
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turning point

n (fig) → svolta decisiva (Math) → punto di ondulazione
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She felt that this evening, when they would both meet for the first time, would be a turning point in her life.
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Duncan had just placed the glass in a good light; and Duncan's master was at that turning point in his daily life which consisted in attaining, or not attaining, absolute perfection in the tying of his white cravat--when some outer barbarian, ignorant of the first principles of dressing a gentleman's throat, presumed to knock at the bedroom door.
Sometimes (generally, in Comedy) the Main Climax is identical with the Outcome; sometimes (regularly in Tragedy) the Main Climax is a turning point and comes near the middle of the story.
The lad was infinitely dear to him, and his personality had been the great turning point in his art.
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The national manager said: "I do think that it's a turning point for world football one way or another.