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

Definition of midpoint

: a point at or near the center or middle

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
Recent Examples on the Web The Wings had three shots after the first period, five at the midpoint, and 20 at the end. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 16 Apr. 2022 Midterms take place two years after a presidential election, at the midpoint of a presidential term — hence the name. New York Times, 14 June 2022 The agreement was at the midpoint of the $10.25 million Contreras asked for and the $9 million the Cubs offered when figures were exchanged March 22. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 9 June 2022 Midterms take place two years after a presidential election, at the midpoint of a presidential term — hence the name. New York Times, 1 June 2022 The Celtics, coached by rookie bench leader Ime Udoka, are an ascension saga—at the season’s midpoint, the club was foundering at 20-21, only to meld into coherence and close with a 31-10 run. Jason Gay, WSJ, 30 May 2022 Michigan worked Tampa Bay into a third-and-1 with 95 seconds remaining, but Washington picked up the first down to allow the Bandits to run out the clock and send the Panthers to their fourth loss in five games at the midpoint of the season. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 14 May 2022 At the midpoint of April, housing markets are reflecting a changing landscape, according to a new report by Realtor.com. Brenda Richardson, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 The per-year average of Means’ deal, first reported by The Athletic, is slightly above the midpoint of those values. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 21 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of midpoint

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Midpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midpoint. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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