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inflection point

noun, Mathematics
1.
a point on a curve at which the curvature changes from convex to concave or vice versa.
Also called flex point, point of inflection.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25
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Examples from the web for inflection point
  • However, they now find themselves at another inflection point, having to choose between the hardware space or something new.
  • There's usually an inflection point--an age at which the number of breakdowns starts to rise dramatically.
  • Then the slope rises ever more steeply as bacteria proliferate until it reaches an inflection point.
  • We are at a historic inflection point in cancer care and research.

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