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end point

a final goal or finishing point; terminus.
Chemistry. the point in a titration usually noting the completion of a reaction and marked by a change of some kind, as of the color of an indicator.
Mathematics, endpoint.
Origin of end point


or end point

[end-point] /ˈɛndˌpɔɪnt/
noun, Mathematics
the point on each side of an interval marking its extremity on that side.
1895-1900; end1 + point Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Mr. Freeman tried the ride on the mare to the Land's-end point, but the rider was preserved.

    The Wizard of West Penwith William Bentinck Forfar
  • It is the end point of a trend which has gone on for a long time.

    The Unlearned Raymond F. Jones
  • The proposition is meant to show that the straight line at the end point of the diameter and at right angles to it is a tangent.

  • When a faint pink color remains after thoroughly agitating the flask the end point is reached.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • The end point will be to dominate the enemy in such a way as to achieve the desired objectives.

    Shock and Awe Harlan K. Ullman
  • This apparatus was improved and refined by putting a horn tip on the end point of contact.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • A springboard is a six-inch by one-inch board four feet long, with a horse-shoe bolted on one end point up.

    From Chart House to Bush Hut Charles W. L. Bryde
British Dictionary definitions for end point

end point

(chem) the point at which a titration is complete, usually marked by a change in colour of an indicator
the point at which anything is complete
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Word Origin and History for end point



also end-point, 1899, originally in chemistry, from end + point (n.). General use from 1920s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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