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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Even with two tough opening games against the Packers and Seahawks, there’s potential for the Bears to reach the midpoint of the season with a winning record. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, "What does 2018 Bears schedule mean for Matt Nagy & Co.?," 20 Apr. 2018 The midpoint price of all home types dropped 1.7 percent in May compared with a month earlier. Bill Zimmerman, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando home sales drop by 11.4 percent, report finds," 15 June 2018 Beyond the race’s midpoint, heading downhill, the field thinned. John Branch, New York Times, "Dipsea: A Trail Race Where ‘You’re Either the Hunter or the Hunted’," 13 June 2018 In 2012 the Obama EPA turned up the Cafe dial and mandated a fleetwide average of 54.5 miles a gallon by 2025 with a midpoint review in 2017. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Fuel Economy Fraud," 3 Apr. 2018 This, and much more, on this February midpoint edition of 90 Minutes’ Top Five. Juan Pimiento, chicagotribune.com, "Real Madrid upend PSG, Tottenham shines at Juve and the best of the week in soccer," 15 Feb. 2018 Stress on buyers continues to mount in Central Florida with midpoint wages of $58,406 remaining roughly flat for the previous year-long period, while home prices have grown about 6 percent. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando condo, townhouse market heats as home prices outpace flat wages," 16 Apr. 2018 Tactics helped manage the heat and the score line entering the midpoint of the USL season. Charlie Hatch, Cincinnati.com, "Player ratings from FC Cincinnati's 2-0 win over Ottawa Fury," 1 July 2018 The Orioles have reached the mathematical midpoint on pace for one of the worst seasons in the modern era. The Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles on deck: Struggling Schoop gets day off, plus what to watch Saturday vs. Angels and more," 30 June 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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