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 How to pronounce endpoint (audio) \ : 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

Examples of end point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This interference reinforces fears that the city will lose its autonomy entirely after 2047, the end point of commitments made under the Joint Declaration. David Skidmore, The Conversation, "China can still salvage ‘one country, two systems’ in Hong Kong – here’s how," 6 Jan. 2020 This year, a record 13 cruise ships dropped anchor, disgorging hundreds of passengers for brief tours of Nome's fabled main street, the end point for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Hal Bernton, Anchorage Daily News, "As Alaska permafrost melts, roads sink, bridges tilt and greenhouse gases escape," 17 Dec. 2019 Pens are offset just so from each arrangement, writing ends pointing to the left. Christine Fennessy, Outside Online, "The Coach That Meets You in Your Inbox," 16 Dec. 2019 Neutron stars are one of the evolutionary end points for high-mass stars. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Recently Discovered Neutron Star Is Almost Too Massive to Exist," 18 Sep. 2019 Roughly 1,500 Makah live on the tribe's reservation, which is situated at the end point of the Olympic Peninsula — a mountainous, rugged landscape, flanked by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, or Salish Sea, to the north. Susanne Rust, Anchorage Daily News, "A tribe in Washington state wants to resume whale hunting. Should it revive this tradition?," 8 Dec. 2019 As the track reaches its end point, the musician snaps around the long sleek braid that’s been added to her hair, shortly before her stylist steps in to reconfigure it for the next take. Marcus Jones, EW.com, "Behind the scenes of Alicia Keys' dreamy, roller skating-inspired 'Time Machine' video," 20 Nov. 2019 While Purdy rightly wants to decouple our ecological needs from the market, the book, purely by way of omission, could lead a reader to believe that the Green New Deal is the end point, rather than the starting point. Will Meyer, Longreads, "A Green New Jail," 24 Oct. 2019 What really impresses me about Leah, and what resonates, is employment with Just Bakery is not an end point. Wendy Grossman Kantor, PEOPLE.com, "Atlanta Bakery Founder Trains & Hires Resettled Refugees: 'A Beautiful Exercise in Trust & Hope'," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of end point

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jan 2020

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“End point.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20point. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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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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