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 end point (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 is the end point of a system that churns out materials that are difficult to reuse and take centuries to break down. Popular Science, "A trip down the Ohio River reveals the oil and gas industry’s next big move," 23 Feb. 2021 The tricky bit is, what really constitutes an end point? Adam Rogers, Wired, "What Does It Mean If a Vaccine Is ‘Successful’?," 1 Oct. 2020 The nations of Europe have seen up close that a divorce is always a defeat — and a negotiation whose end point is new barriers is, too. New York Times, "Brexit’s Silver Lining for Europe," 31 Dec. 2020 The end point isn’t self-realization, but abjection, the would-be interpreter gibbering before the staggering number of connections. Hari Kunzru, Harpers Magazine, "Complexity," 5 Jan. 2021 Besides, how can there be an end point to love and loss? Lori Gottlieb, The Atlantic, "Dear Therapist: COVID-19 Took My Father. I Am So Angry.," 28 Dec. 2020 The urge to independence hadn’t come down from a mountain, etched on tablets, but was, instead, the logical end point of a long process of looking, and of thought. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, "What Thomas Jefferson Could Never Understand About Jesus," 28 Dec. 2020 The authors suggest thinking of energy as lines that enter and exit a region of space, never crossing each other, and with no beginning or end point. Tim Childers, Popular Mechanics, "New Theory Casually Upends Space and Time," 10 Dec. 2020 The trial reached an end point when 170 cases occurred among the 43,661 participants, who were enrolled at one of 150 trial sites in the United States, Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Brazil, and Argentina. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "First COVID-19 vaccine goes to FDA today for emergency authorization," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of end point

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of end point was in 1899

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3 Mar 2021

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“End point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20point. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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