end point


Definition of end point 

1 : a point marking the completion of a process or stage of a process especially : a point in a titration at which a definite effect (such as a color change) is observed

2 usually endpoint \ˈen(d)-ˌpȯint \ : either of two points or values that mark the ends of a line segment or interval also : a point that marks the end of a ray

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Most officials expect the Fed would need to raise rates at least three more times next year and at least once more in 2020, leaving rates in a range between 3.25% and 3.5% by the end of 2020, the same end point officials projected in March. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "Fed Raises Interest Rates, Sets Stage for Two More Increases in 2018," 13 June 2018 Inner Loop Columbia Tap Rail-Trail 4 miles with trail end points of Dixie Drive near Texas 288 and St. Charles at Walker. Houston Chronicle, "Trails to explore on foot or by bike," 10 May 2018 The episode chronicles Zimmern's journey along the Pony Express' final 200 miles from Fort Churchill, Nev. to Sacramento, the 1,900-mile trail's end point, and will also air at midnight. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Pony Express-themed "Bizarre Foods" episode takes celebrity chef into Sacramento," 2 July 2018 Boards must work on continuous development of their CEOs; after all, the selection of a chief executive is a starting point, not an end point. Dick Patton, Fortune, "Commentary: Here’s Why So Many CEOs Start the Job Unprepared," 24 Apr. 2018 For Argentina, this World Cup represents an end point, the conclusion to a story. Brian Straus, SI.com, "Magnitude of Iceland's World Cup Debut vs. Argentina Not Lost on Confident Underdog," 15 June 2018 But perhaps the biggest danger is when climbers treat the summit as the journey's end point. Katy Scott, CNN, "The dangers of oxygen deprivation on Everest," 4 June 2018 But, as time progresses, the different starting points lead to very different end points. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Random quantum circuit easiest way to beat classical computer," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of end point

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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end·point | \ˈend-ˌpȯint\

Kids Definition of endpoint

: either of two points that mark the ends of a line segment or a point that marks the end of a ray

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Medical Definition of end point 

: a point marking the completion of a process or stage of a process: as

a : a point in a titration at which a definite effect is observed

b : the greatest dilution (as of a virus or a vitamin) that will produce a specified effect in a biological system

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