mid·​point | \ ˈmid-ˌpȯint How to pronounce midpoint (audio) , -ˈpȯint\

Definition of midpoint

: a point at or near the center or middle

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Examples of midpoint in a Sentence

The crowd begins to leave after the midpoint of the final period. The team is in last place at the midpoint of the season. the midpoint between her knee and ankle The train stopped to refuel at the midpoint between New York and Chicago. the midpoint of one side of the rectangle
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On Monday, Whirlpool trimmed its full-year profit outlook, cutting the midpoint of its 2018 guidance by 3%. Andrew Tangel, WSJ, "Whirlpool Says Higher Prices Hurt U.S. Sales," 24 July 2018 However, Newell raised its full-year adjusted earnings target by 10 cents at the midpoint, driven by tax benefits. Aisha Al-muslim, WSJ, "Newell to Sell Pure Fishing, Josten Businesses for About $2.6 Billion," 7 Nov. 2018 Last year, Amazon disclosed that its worldwide median pay was $28,446 (the midpoint, with half of employees making more and half less). Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, "No good deed goes unpunished — Bezos’ gift and its discontents," 18 Sep. 2018 There’s a midpoint stop with snacks and beverages at Battle Point Park and an optional Chili Feed at the finish line to benefit Bainbridge charities. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Chilly Hilly bike ride on Bainbridge and Seattle Home Show get ready to roll," 20 Feb. 2019 Also as usual, Amazon’s forecast for the current period was highly conservative, with the midpoints of its revenue and operating earnings projections coming in below Wall Street’s targets. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Amazon: A Shiver Runs Through It," 31 Jan. 2019 Bring the bottom corner of the nori to the middle of the nori sheet, so that the midpoint of the bottom of the nori becomes the point of the cone. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018 That would be down 9% and 20%, respectively, from the 2018 total at the midpoint of those ranges. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Teva’s Turnaround Stalls Out," 13 Feb. 2019 The screen is attached to that stiff hinge at its midpoint with the flexible leather joint. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Hands-on: HP’s leather-clad laptop might just be the best convertible around," 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of midpoint

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of midpoint was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of midpoint

: a point at the middle of something : a point halfway between two ends

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