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point of inflection

noun, Mathematics
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45
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Examples from the web for point of inflection
  • At the present end of the graph you can also see a point of inflection indicating the same will happen again.
  • In the first case, the root is near a point of inflection so that the iterations oscillate and convergence is impossible.
  • At the point of inflection of the growth curve, inoculate three new flasks from this series and follow the second growth curve.
  • The curve is sigmoidal in shape and symmetric about a central point of inflection.
British Dictionary definitions for point of inflection

point of inflection

noun (pl) points of inflection
1.
(maths) a stationary point on a curve at which the tangent is horizontal or vertical and where tangents on either side have the same sign
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