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TURNING POINT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does turning point mean? 

TURNING POINT (noun)
  The noun TURNING POINT has 2 senses:

1. an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend
2. the intersection of two streets

  Familiarity information: TURNING POINT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TURNING POINT (noun)


Sense 1turning point [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

turning point; landmark; watershed

Context example:

the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations

Hypernyms ("turning point" is a kind of...):

juncture; occasion (an event that occurs at a critical time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "turning point"):

Fall of Man ((Judeo-Christian mythology) when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, God punished them by driving them out of the Garden of Eden and into the world where they would be subject to sickness and pain and eventual death)

road to Damascus (a sudden turning point in a person's life (similar to the sudden conversion of the Apostle Paul on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus of arrest Christians))


Sense 2turning point [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The intersection of two streets

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

street corner; turning point; corner

Context example:

standing on the corner watching all the girls go by

Hypernyms ("turning point" is a kind of...):

carrefour; crossing; crossroad; crossway; intersection (a junction where one street or road crosses another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "turning point"):

blind corner (a street corner that you cannot see around as you are driving)


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