midpoint

noun

mid·​point ˈmid-ˌpȯint How to pronounce midpoint (audio)
-ˈpȯint
: 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
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of midpoint was in the 14th century

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“Midpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midpoint. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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midpoint

noun
mid·​point ˈmid-ˌpȯint How to pronounce midpoint (audio)
: a point at or near the center or middle

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