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pinpoint

noun pin·point \ ˈpin-ˌpȯint \

Definition of pinpoint

1 :something that is extremely small or insignificant
2 :the point of a pin
3 :an extremely small or sharp point

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First Known Use of pinpoint

1670


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pinpoint

adjective

Definition of pinpoint

1 :extremely fine or precise
2 :located, fixed, or directed with extreme precision
  • pinpoint targets
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

First Known Use of pinpoint

1897


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pinpoint

verb

Definition of pinpoint

transitive verb
1 :to locate or aim with great precision or accuracy
  • pinpoint a source
2 a :to fix, determine, or identify with precision
  • pinpoint the cause
b :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.

Recent Examples of pinpoint from the Web

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First Known Use of pinpoint

1917


PINPOINT Defined for English Language Learners

pinpoint

noun

Definition of pinpoint for English Language Learners

  • : a very small point or dot


pinpoint

adjective

Definition of pinpoint for English Language Learners

  • : very exact or precise


pinpoint

verb

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

verb pin·point \ ˈpin-ˌpȯint \

Definition of pinpoint for Students

pinpointed; pinpointing
:to locate or find out exactly Can you pinpoint the cause of the problem?


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