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defining moment Syllabification: de·fin·ing mo·ment

Definition of defining moment in English:


An event that typifies or determines all subsequent related occurrences.
Example sentences
  • Both of those events were defining moments in my life.
  • As such, it is relevant that, within the context of such a full description, certain defining moments and events (for Mulcaster) are entirely absent.
  • As I look back on my youth, growing up in Santa Monica, California, I can identify three defining moments in creating my political ideology.
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