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Examples of point-to-point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The foregoing alternative: point-to-point claim submission via carrier pigeon. Seth Joseph, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 These days, terahertz is also being used to offer very-wide-bandwidth, high-data-rate point-to-point communications for computer backhaul systems and high-video-rate systems. IEEE Spectrum, 7 Mar. 2024 Gig offered one-way point-to-point rentals, letting users pick up a car in one place and drop it off anywhere within Sacramento. Ari Plachta, Sacramento Bee, 7 Mar. 2024 Official reports state that the annual inflation rate exceeds 46.5 percent, with point-to-point inflation at 63.9 percent. Susanna Hoffman, National Review, 9 Jan. 2024 Closer to home, SpaceX has sold Starship as a vehicle that could eventually provide global point-to-point flights for people and cargo between destinations on opposite sides of the world. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 24 July 2023 ComfortDelGro’s management thinks the deal is complementary tothe company’s Australian business and is in line with its strategy to scale its point-to-point mobility business in the country, the analyst says. WSJ, 3 Jan. 2024 With most of its hubs focused on smaller to mid-sized cities, the airline operates on a point-to-point model that connects travelers to leisure destinations across the nation. Stella Shon, Travel + Leisure, 3 Jan. 2024 The 2023 event will include a point-to-point course on the lake, short one-design racing on the Detroit River, and a match-racing clinic for new and seasoned female sailors. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 16 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of point-to-point was in 1898

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“Point-to-point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point-to-point. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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