Definition of defining moment in English:

defining moment

Syllabification: de·fin·ing mo·ment


  • An event that typifies or determines all subsequent related occurrences.
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    • 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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