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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Two are situated atop the pool’s rock waterfall feature at midpoint, symbolizing welcoming icons to family and friends. Mary Wakeford, azcentral, "Couple finds the perfect Victorian home in Peoria. Take a look," 22 Aug. 2019 Calderwood looks for a takedown at the midpoint of the round. Todd Martin, Los Angeles Times, "UFC 242 live updates: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier," 7 Sep. 2019 At the midpoint of the season, Clay is finally taken to task for his somewhat-to-very problematic behavior over the past three seasons. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: 13 Reasons Why Season 3 Recap," 24 Aug. 2019 The midpoint between key research projects into head trauma in college football is, of all places, little old Broomfield, CO. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Hotline newsletter: Expanded Pac-12 coverage coming this fall, ASU’s new QB, Clay Helton’s hot seat and more," 14 Aug. 2019 Two acres of green space situated at the lake’s midpoint offer a sprawling playground under a large canopy where children can enjoy a variety of playground experiences. Houston Chronicle, "Meridiana opens new family park with fishing, kayaking," 24 Aug. 2019 Two potential Miami Dolphins starters missed Wednesday’s practice due to injuries, while another starter was limited, raising concerns about the team’s health nearing the midpoint of the preseason. Safid Deen, sun-sentinel.com, "Kenyan Drake, DeVante Parker and Laremy Tunsil become Dolphins’ latest injury concerns," 14 Aug. 2019 The People’s Bank of China fixed the yuan’s midpoint at 7.0136 against the dollar. Fortune, "The Week Trump and Xi Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Trade War—CEO Daily," 10 Aug. 2019 But that still won’t translate into profits, with the midpoint of the company’s guidance suggesting a loss of around €120 million in the second half of the year. Adam Rasmi, Quartz, "Spotify says its pared-back app for poor countries is paying off," 31 July 2019

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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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