way·​point | \ ˈwā-ˌpȯint How to pronounce waypoint (audio) \

Definition of waypoint

: an intermediate point on a route or line of travel

Examples of waypoint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Gebru, the event could have been a waypoint between her grad school AI work and a job building moneymaking algorithms for tech giants. Tom Simonite, Wired, 8 June 2021 Pilots command the autopilot to do several different functions: fly a heading, navigate to a radio station or waypoint, climb/descent, hold altitude and occasionally fly a holding pattern. John Cox, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2021 This small station could be used as a waypoint for astronauts going to and from the lunar surface. Science, 9 Dec. 2020 This building will feature a unique architectural design and be a waypoint on the greenway's expansion to the future five-acre Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park on the west riverfront. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 18 Nov. 2020 The first waypoint was slightly more than 1,300 feet below the space station. Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2020 Persian Gulf waters off Iraq have become an important waypoint for Iranian oil smugglers looking to avoid U.S. sanctions. Paul Page, WSJ, 23 Oct. 2020 The original design for the restaurant was conceived of as a waypoint in an apocalyptic future, a beacon for all, whereby two lovers would hope to meet when all else had failed. Sunset Magazine, 6 Aug. 2020 Since its members may have been some of the first to use copper and bronze in what is now Great Britain, their arrival from mainland Europe represents a significant historical waypoint, Hood tells Live Science. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 May 2020

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First Known Use of waypoint

1880, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jun 2021

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“Waypoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waypoint. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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