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 Now is an ideal point in time for self-reflection and improved understanding. Michael J. Francis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "401(k) Adviser: Don't let emotions upset a steady savings and retirement strategy," 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, "Just in time for Halloween, the best horror fiction of the year," 29 Oct. 2019 Wyant believes Puerto Rico's coaching staff is getting the ideal point guard. Shelby Dermer,, "Hughes' Santiago on making Puerto Rico's team: 'It's a blessing to play for your country'," 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,, "West Orange, Winter Springs qualify for softball region tournaments," 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, "Why NFL coaches want to keep video footage off the sidelines," 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, "After near-death fall, Ned Yost's gusto is what the Royals need in time of flux | The Kansas City Star," 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, "Goodbye, margaritas? The world is headed toward a tequila shortage," 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 5 Dec. 2020.

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