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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Recent Examples on the Web The dispatcher told me to interlock my hands—one atop the other, at the midpoint of the nipple line—and get ready to start pumping up and down, hard and fast. Brian Anderson, The Atlantic, "The Call That Saved My Father-in-Law’s Life," 26 Feb. 2021 He was fired at the midpoint of the 2005-06 season, after guiding his team to 12 wins in his first 16 games, then slumping to a 7-13-5 record before his dismissal. Carol Schram, Forbes, "Montreal Canadiens Fire Claude Julien In First Coaching Change Of 2020-21 NHL Season," 24 Feb. 2021 Neither team mustered a shot on goal in a tight-checking first five minutes of the first period, but that quickly changed at the midpoint of the period. Randy Johnson, Star Tribune, "Gophers hockey wins 5-1 to complete weekened sweep over Michigan State," 20 Feb. 2021 But in interviews, parents, teachers, principals and union leaders also provided reasons for optimism at the midpoint of the academic year. Eliza Shapiro, New York Times, "New York Was the 1st Big School District to Reopen. Here’s What Happened.," 14 Feb. 2021 The Gophers are 5-7 overall, 4-6 at the midpoint of this 20-game Big Ten season heading into Sunday's game against Iowa at Williams Arena. Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune, "Coach Lindsay Whalen convinced success ahead for Gophers," 30 Jan. 2021 Its season, already at the midpoint, has been a farce — an unyielding cycle of infections and shuttered games. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, "The College Football Champion Not in the Title Game," 4 Jan. 2021 At the midpoint of the 2020 season, the Browns got a bye week. Hayden Grove, cleveland, "Cleveland Browns resurgence has fans buzzing: 20 most popular Browns Facebook posts of 2020," 27 Dec. 2020 But near the midpoint of that season, he was traded to the Jets. Dallas News, "CB Rashard Robinson is resurrecting his career, traveling path of redemption with the Cowboys," 14 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of midpoint

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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1 Mar 2021

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“Midpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midpoint. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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