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dead point

noun Machinery.
  1. dead center(def 1).
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Origin of dead point

First recorded in 1820–30
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Historical Examples of dead point

  • The position of the connected point of the crank-arm in question at such an instant is called a dead-point.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 8


  • Justice is the dead-point in a series of acts—the ideal point at which contrary forces neutralize each other to produce inertia.

British Dictionary definitions for dead point

dead point

  1. another name for dead centre
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