turning point


Definition of turning point

: a point at which a significant change occurs

Examples of turning point in a Sentence

Winning that game was the turning point of the team's season. That job was a major turning point in her career.
Recent Examples on the Web Another turning point in the war may be imminent in the embattled port city of Mariupol. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 What was the biggest turning point in his confidence? Dan Snierson, EW.com, 30 Mar. 2022 The key turning point was a supportive message from a meeting of policy makers, chaired by China’s economic czar, Liu He. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 28 Mar. 2022 The turning point may have been the Justice Department’s 2010 lawsuit against Google, Apple, and other tech companies regarding their anti-poaching agreements, Posner has noted. Tim De Chant, Ars Technica, 17 Mar. 2022 The first turning point that led to the current environment for Vocalo-P creators to segue into the J-pop mainstream was in 2009. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 9 Mar. 2022 The turning point for South Oldham's season was a 62-56 loss to rival North Oldham on Feb. 7. J.l. Kirven, The Courier-Journal, 4 Mar. 2022 The turning point in a back-and-forth affair was a foul call in the second half. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 21 Feb. 2022 But when and where exactly was that opportunity missed—what was the pivotal turning point, the fork in the road? Sam Rosenfeld, The New Republic, 15 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of turning point

1777, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of turning point was in 1777

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Last Updated

11 May 2022

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“Turning point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turning%20point. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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