equitime point

noun eq·ui·time point \ ˈek|wəˌtīm- also ˈēk- \

Definition of equitime point

:the point in the course of a long airplane flight at which the alternatives of returning to base or proceeding to destination involve equal risks and beyond which the pilot must not turn back — see howgozit curve

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Origin and Etymology of equitime point

equi- + time


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