ideal point


Definition of ideal point

: a point added to the plane or to space to eliminate special cases specifically : the point at infinity added in projective geometry as the assumed intersection of two parallel lines

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Recent Examples on the Web That’s why new ESG reporting activities represent an ideal point of engagement for the internal audit group. Jim Deloach, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 Now is an ideal point in time for self-reflection and improved understanding. Michael J. Francis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Apr. 2020 This new collection, which ranges from post-World War I Germany to the New Jersey Pine Barrens, serves as an ideal point of entry to that world. Bill Sheehan, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2019 Wyant believes Puerto Rico's coaching staff is getting the ideal point guard. Shelby Dermer,, 6 June 2018 The defending back-to-back state softball champions have turned the corner at the most ideal point in the season. J.c. Carnahan,, 25 Apr. 2018 But good and bad coaches are separated by more than just the ability to recognize something from a less-than-ideal point of view. Steven Ruiz, For The Win, 3 Apr. 2018 That’s part of why Moore saw Yost as an ideal point of stability with so much else fluid. Vahe Gregorian, kansascity, 22 Mar. 2018 Since the plant takes seven to eight years to reach full maturity, the ideal point at which agave farmers harvest them for tequila, some farmers have resorted to pulling their plants early, before the agave is fully mature. Arianna Auber, ajc, 8 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of ideal point

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Ideal point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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