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pinpoint

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noun pin·point \ˈpin-ˌpȯint\

Definition of pinpoint

  1. 1 :  something that is extremely small or insignificant

  2. 2 :  the point of a pin

  3. 3 :  an extremely small or sharp point

1670

First Known Use of pinpoint

1670


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pinpoint

adjective pin·point

Definition of pinpoint

  1. 1 :  extremely fine or precise

  2. 2 :  located, fixed, or directed with extreme precision pinpoint targets

  3. 3 :  small as a pinpoint

Examples of pinpoint in a sentence

  1. The pitcher showed pinpoint control of his fastball.

  2. the pinpoint measurement of brain tumors is critically important

1897

First Known Use of pinpoint

1897


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pinpoint

verb pin·point

Definition of pinpoint

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to locate or aim with great precision or accuracy pinpoint a source

  3. 2a :  to fix, determine, or identify with precision pinpoint the causeb :  to cause to stand out conspicuously :  highlight

Examples of pinpoint in a sentence

  1. They were finally able to pinpoint the cause of the fire.

  2. He pinpointed the city on the map.

  3. Rescuers were able to pinpoint where the lost girl was.

  4. The military uses computer imaging to pinpoint targets.

1917

First Known Use of pinpoint

1917


PINPOINT Defined for English Language Learners

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pinpoint

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noun pin·point \ˈpin-ˌpȯint\

Definition of pinpoint for English Language Learners

  • : a very small point or dot


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pinpoint

adjective pin·point

Definition of pinpoint for English Language Learners

  • : very exact or precise


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pinpoint

verb pin·point

Definition of pinpoint for English Language Learners

  • : to find out (something) with certainty

  • : to find or locate the exact position of (something)


PINPOINT Defined for Kids

pinpoint

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verb pin·point \ˈpin-ˌpȯint\

Definition of pinpoint for Students

pinpointed

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pinpointing

  1. :  to locate or find out exactly Can you pinpoint the cause of the problem?



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