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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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 The often conflicting motivations of U.S. voters in Tuesday’s elections seem emblematic of where the nation stands at 2018’s turbulent midpoint, as the country’s two major parties continue on starkly divergent roads toward November midterms. Washington Post, "Immigration tops conflicting motivations for primary voters," 28 June 2018 The midpoint monthly rent for Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties was $1,242, increasing 8 percent from March of last year. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando renters feel pressure as availability falls, prices rise," 24 Apr. 2018 What's new is the requirement to provide midpoint pay for their workers. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Arizona CEOs earn about 80 times more than average workers at their companies," 13 June 2018 Scale length is the distance between the inner edge of the nut to where the string meets the saddle in the bridge and the midpoint is the center of the 12th fret. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Set Up a Guitar And Make It Your Own," 7 Dec. 2018 The midpoint of the company’s guidance was $11.50 a share on Tuesday morning, below the consensus analyst forecast of $11.64. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Why Caterpillar Rolled Over," 23 Oct. 2018 Busch's day was ruined when Matt DiBenedetto brought out a caution just past the midpoint of the race. John Kekis, Fox News, "Chase Elliott gets first NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Watkins Glen," 6 Aug. 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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to boil down or concentrate

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