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1pinpoint

noun pin·point \ˈpin-ˌpint\

: a very small point or dot

Full Definition of PINPOINT

1
:  something that is extremely small or insignificant
2
:  the point of a pin
3
:  an extremely small or sharp point

First Known Use of PINPOINT

1849

2pinpoint

adjective

: very exact or precise

Full Definition of PINPOINT

1
:  extremely fine or precise
2
:  located, fixed, or directed with extreme precision <pinpoint targets>
3
:  small as a pinpoint

Examples of PINPOINT

  1. The pitcher showed pinpoint control of his fastball.
  2. <the pinpoint measurement of brain tumors is critically important>

First Known Use of PINPOINT

1897

3pinpoint

verb

: to find out (something) with certainty

: to find or locate the exact position of (something)

Full Definition of PINPOINT

transitive verb
1
:  to locate or aim with great precision or accuracy <pinpoint a source>
2
a :  to fix, determine, or identify with precision <pinpoint the cause>
b :  to cause to stand out conspicuously :  highlight

Examples of PINPOINT

  1. They were finally able to pinpoint the cause of the fire.
  2. He pinpointed the city on the map.
  3. Rescuers were able to pinpoint where the lost girl was.
  4. The military uses computer imaging to pinpoint targets.

First Known Use of PINPOINT

1917

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