Definition of inflection point in English:

inflection point

Syllabification: in·flec·tion point

noun

  • 1 (also point of inflection) Mathematics A point of a curve at which a change in the direction of curvature occurs.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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