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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In some way, that might be more reassuring because there’s an end point to that. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Google’s former PR boss Jessica Powell wrote a satirical novel about tech and published it all on Medium," 2 Oct. 2018 In divorce cases, the reference to a relationship's end point. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "Your Divorce Glossary: A-to-Z Terms You Need to Know," 26 Nov. 2018 There's also no indication that ECCploit works reliably against end points typically used in cloud environments such as AWS or Microsoft Azure. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Potentially disastrous Rowhammer bitflips can bypass ECC protections," 22 Nov. 2018 The video shows a crowd assembled at the end point watching as the machine breaks through. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "The Boring Company has completed digging its first tunnel," 17 Nov. 2018 Now, a half century later, the end point of the Atchafalaya’s course to the Gulf is one of only a handful of places on the map of coastal Louisiana where land is actually being built rather than lost. Nate Berg, Curbed, "Can engineering save Louisiana’s coastline?," 7 Nov. 2018 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

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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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