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inflection point

Syllabification: in·flec·tion point

Definition of inflection point in English:

noun

1 (also point of inflection) Mathematics A point of a curve at which a change in the direction of curvature occurs.
Example sentences
  • In any case, our sample size of 500 was sufficient to have crossed the inflection point on the sampling curve.
  • We estimated the growth-rate constant K, and the inflection point I, using the equations in Table 1.
  • This would give a sensitive initial portion to the curve, an inflexion point at 10-15 Gy, followed by a more resistant portion.
2chiefly US (In business) a time of significant change in a situation; a turning point.
Example sentences
  • The financial crisis has now reached an undeniable inflection point.
  • Malawi's not yet, from what I can tell, anywhere near the inflection point.
  • Specifically we want to show why we use sentiment data to forecast market inflection points.

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