saddle point

noun

Definition of saddle point

1 : a point on a curved surface at which the curvatures in two mutually perpendicular planes are of opposite signs — compare anticlastic
2 : a value of a function of two variables which is a maximum with respect to one and a minimum with respect to the other

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“Saddle point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saddle%20point. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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