mid·​point | \ˈmid-ˌpȯint, -ˈpȯint\

Definition of midpoint 

: a point at or near the center or middle

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Synonyms & Antonyms for midpoint


center, core, middle, midst


perimeter, periphery

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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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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 In 1800, the midpoint was in Ellicott City before leaving Maryland for good. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "Artists explore American identity in Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibit," 21 June 2018 The new midpoint of $234,000 is, however, still 7.3 percent higher than a year ago, with year-over-year prices up for 83 straight months now. Bill Zimmerman, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando home sales drop by 11.4 percent, report finds," 15 June 2018 That sounds like $4 or 5 million, which is the midpoint of the two options. Glenn Kessler, chicagotribune.com, "Bill Clinton's meltdown on NBC's 'Today Show'," 5 June 2018 Elsewhere China fixed the yuan 0.6% weaker against the dollar at a trading midpoint of 6.8322, the lowest since May 2017. Joanne Chiu, WSJ, "Asian Market Selloff Takes a Breather," 3 Aug. 2018 The Harvard study offers only an estimate – a midpoint along a broad range of possibilities. Washington Post, "The Health 202: Medicaid expansion in red states is likely to come via voters in November," 4 June 2018 Here’s how to do it: Start at the midpoint of your forehead and move your fingers gently out to your temples, down in front of your ears, over your jaw, and down your neck. Kristin Perrotta, Harper's BAZAAR, "5 Skin-Improving Tricks to Include in Your Beauty Routine," 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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