Definition of pinpoint in English:


Line breaks: pin|point
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪnpɔɪnt



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  • 2Tiny: a pinpoint hole


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  • Find or identify with great accuracy or precision: one flare had pinpointed the target it is difficult to pinpoint the source of his life’s inspiration
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    • As it turns out, Norm's palate was unfailing, and he had accurately pinpointed the source of his starter.
    • So Mum told her about the pages from the phone book found beside each murder victim, seemingly pinpointing the identity of the killer's next target.
    • Speaking at the scene, he said new information about the location of the youth's body had been received, pinpointing the two possible spots.
    identify, discover, determine, distinguish, find, locate, detect, track down, run to earth, spot, diagnose, recognize, name, single out, pick out, pin down, home in on, zero in on, nail down, put one's finger on

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