turning point

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turning point ‎(plural turning points)

  1. A decisive point at which a significant change or historical event occurs, or at which a decision must be made.
    • 2012 April 23, Angelique Chrisafis, “François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Europe will be watching the final battle closely. A Hollande victory in the second round would be a turning point in European politics, a rare victory for the left in Europe, which has in recent years moved towards the right
  2. (calculus) A maximum or minimum on a graph.
  3. A crossroads.
  4. A T-junction.

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  • (decisive point at which a significant change or historical event occurs, or at which a decision must be made): watershed

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